Yesterday, Californians got the opportunity to decide whether or not they wanted to validate the state's previously approved ban of single-use plastic bags—known as Proposition 67. The proposition bans grocery stores and other selected retail outlets from handing out single-use plastic bags, but allows them to sell recycled paper bags and reusable bags.
The state legislator signed the bill into law in 2014, and the state voted yesterday to uphold the ban, according to CBS 8.
Multiple cities and counties in California, most notably Los Angeles, already had plastic bag bans in place before this.
Opponents of the bill said that the charge of 10 cents for a reusable bag equates to about $300 million a year, which they saw as comparable to a tax hike.