- The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) announced that it has obtained the necessary amount of signatures for a referendum to repeal Senate Bill 270—the legislation that enacts a plastic bag ban in California.
- According to the APBA, over 800,000 signatures were collected and submitted to the California Secretary of State by the appropriate deadline.
- This move ensures that the statewide plastic bag ban will be suspended until voters determine its outcome on the November 2016 ballot.
Almost two dozen groups have joined the APBA in its goal to repeal the law. The bill prohibiting the use of plastic bags in retail shops passed in 2014. Since then, the group has continuously fought the legislation and worked to have it overturned.