SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Grocers Association lauded the announcement of state legislation — Assembly Bill 1998 — that would ban the free distribution of single-use carryout bags and require the sale of single-use recycled-paper carryout bags to customers at the point of sale. The bill would also require affected stores to provide reusable bags for sale or free distribution and would preempt local ordinances that regulate bags at those retailers subject to the state law. Overall, ...

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