Chico Moves Forward On Plastic Bag Ban

POSTED: 10:34 AM Jan 30 2013   UPDATED: 9:20 AM Jan 03 2013
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CHICO, Calif. -

The City of Chico is one step closer to a ban on single-use plastic bags.

Wednesday night the council asked the city attorney to draft new language that would not only ban plastic bags, but would impose a ten cent fee for paper bags.

The ordinance would apply to large grocery stores with annual sales of at least two million dollars per year.

There would be a one-year grace period to allow customers to adjust.

The council must still give its final approval once the updated language is drafted.