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December , 2014
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California plastic bag ban may be delayed or scrapped

Source: The Hill, Date: December , 2014

Opponents of Californiaís ban on disposal plastic bags say they have gathered enough signatures to force a statewide referendum on the policy. The petition, which was due Monday, could cause the state to delay the ban while voters consider whether to overturn the nationís first statewide plastic bag ban, thanks to a signature drive organized by the plastics industry-backed American Progressive Bag Alliance, the Sacramento Bee reported.The group said that in the 90-day window it was allotted, it gathered 800,000 signatures, far more than the 504,760 needed to get on the November 2016 ballot. Counties must now sample some of the signatures to determine if they are valid.

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