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The APBA responded to California's recent and misguided plan to ban plastic bags by announcing it would qualify a referendum. Learn more about the fight to help California consumers preserve their right to choose plastic bags and prevent grocers from collecting billions in untaxed profits.

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Referendum to Repeal Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Qualifies for 2016 Ballot
After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge–and keep–10 cents for each paper and thicker plastic bag provided to their customers.

Statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance on Plastic Bag Tax Implementation in Dallas, TX
To ring in the new year, the city of Dallas will begin implementation of a 5-cent fee on 100% recyclable and reusable plastic retail bags, a move that will not make any meaningful impact on the environment but instead jeopardize thousands of Texas jobs and financially burden consumers.

Statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance on Submission of Signatures for Referendum to Repeal Senate Bill 270

“The APBA has collected more than 800,000 signatures from California voters and will be submitting the final petitions to county registrars prior to today’s December 29th deadline. We are confident the Secretary of State’s office will verify the required 504,760 signatures to qualify the referendum for the November 2016 ballot," said APBA Executive Director Lee Califf.

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