Proposition 65: Money for carryout bags

Posted at 3:41 PM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 18:41:18-04

Proposition 65 would redirect money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through the mandated sale of carryout bags. It would require stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects.

A yes vote on this measure means: If state law (1) prohibits giving customers certain carryout bags for free and (2) requires a charge for other types of carryout bags, the resulting revenue would be deposited in a new state fund to support certain environmental programs.
A no vote on this measure means: If charges on carryout bags are required by a state law, that law could direct the use of the resulting revenue toward any purpose.

The full text of the measure is available here. Information in this article is from the California Secretary of State.