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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 26, 2019 12:10 PM
From: Representative Mary Jo Daley
To: All House members
Subject: Plastic Straws Prohibition
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. In order to combat this waste and pollution, I plan to introduce legislation that would prohibit establishments from offering plastic straws except upon the specific request of a customer.

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 supporting this important legislation.

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Introduced as HB1176