California never ceases to amaze with the outrageous laws officials attempt to make law, these new plastic straw bill is no exception.
California officials have decided that waiters and waitresses who openly offer patrons a straw should have to pay a hefty fine for having the audacity to give away a 5 cent straw to a customer who may not have asked for one had you not mentioned it. Seriously?
Environmentally friendly is one thing and money hungry is another. California officials are definitely the latter and this new bill proves just that. Honestly can you even charge someone with something so ridiculous and keep a straight face? We’ll I think is California where everyone’s an actor, so maybe.
Democratic California Assembly Majority Floor Leader Ian Calderon has introduced a bill that could put waiters in jail for offering their patrons a plastic straw without them asking for one.
“This bill would prohibit a food facility, as specified, where food may be consumed on the premises from providing single-use plastic straws to consumers unless requested by the consumer,” the bill reads. “By creating a new crime and imposing additional enforcement duties on local health agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.”
“Existing law requires, except as otherwise provided, a person who violates any provision of the code to be guilty of a misdemeanor with each offense punishable by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $1,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 6 months, or by both,” it states.