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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: September 25, 2018 10:18 AM
From: Representative Mary Jo Daley
To: All House members
Subject: Plastic Straws Prohibition
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would prohibit establishments from offering plastic straws except upon specific request by a customer.

Every day, the United States uses between 170 and 390 million single-use plastic straws. Once those straws are discarded, they find their way into landfills and our water supply, where they pollute the waters and harm marine life.

Although the intent of this legislation is to significantly reduce the use of plastic straws, I am aware that many individuals, such as those in the disabled community, are unable to use other types of straws. As such, rather than a blanket prohibition, the measure would allow establishments to provide single-use plastic straws to customers upon request.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

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Introduced as HB2712