AB 161 would ban paper receipts at businesses making over $1 million a year

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Businesses earning over $1 million annually may be affected by a new bill proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). Assembly Bill 161 would require that all receipts be delivered electronically by default unless customers specifically ask for a printed copy.

The bill is similar to the plastic straw ban, in which customers must now request plastic straws for their drinks in sit-down full-service California restaurants. Ting proposed the bill to cut down on the amount of coated glossy paper receipts found in landfills. 

Assembly Bill 161 passed its first committee vote in the state legislature on Monday, March 25, 2019. 

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