Amend plastic bag ban before it’s too late

By now you’ve likely heard about the impending statewide ban on plastic bags. You may have also heard that state officials have failed to adequately prepare shoppers and retailers for the impact of this ill-conceived policy, creating widespread confusion about its implementation and enforcement.

What happened here?

This ban was inserted into the state budget last year at the eleventh hour, in the middle of the night without any public hearings and little chance for review. State lawmakers voted on the budget assuming that whoever wrote the ban language had gotten it right. Unfortunately, they didn’t.

Read the full op-ed on the Democrat & Chronicle.