Proposition 67

Ban on Single–use Plastic Bags. Referendum.

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A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single–use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. Fiscal Impact: Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments, including a minor increase in state administrative costs and possible minor local government savings from reduced litter and waste management costs.

Semi-Official Election Results:

Yes votes: 4,457,222 [51.9%]

No votes: 4,125,702 [48.1%]

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Pro: 

Supporters of Proposition 67 argue that plastic bags are dangerous to the environment, and that the measure will reduce litter, protect our ocean and wildlife, and reduce clean-up costs. They claim that opponents of the measure are funded by plastic bag companies outside California who are trying to protect their profits.

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Con: 

Opponents of Proposition 67 claim the measure is a hidden tax increase that will force California consumers to pay more for grocery bags. They say that large grocery store chains will keep tax revenue and no money will go to help the environment.

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Supporters
California voters: YES on Prop 67—and NO on Prop 65—for a plastic-free ocean!
California voters: YES on Prop 67—and NO on Prop 65—for a plastic-free ocean!
Non-Partisan
KCET Props in a Minute: Prop 67 - Ban on Plastic Bags
KCET Props in a Minute: Prop 67 - Ban on Plastic Bags
Sacramento State - Project for an Informed Electorate - Prop 65 and Prop 67
Sacramento State - Project for an Informed Electorate - Prop 65 and Prop 67
Claremont McKenna College Video Voter - Prop. 67: Plastic Bag Ban
Claremont McKenna College Video Voter - Prop. 67: Plastic Bag Ban
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