Calif. plastic bag ban fix advances

The 2014 law exempted thick bags intended for reuse.
A woman walks with a plastic bag in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo, File)

A California panel advanced legislation Tuesday that would ban thick plastic bags previously exempted under a decade-old law that sought to limit single-use bags.

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee signed off on the bill on a party-line 8-2 vote, with one Republican member not voting in hopes of amending it. A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate.

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