"Plastic Bag Ban Passes Washington Senate"

"OLYMPIA, Wash. — A ban on single-use plastic bags passed the state Senate Tuesday, progress for an idea proposed in the Legislature as early as 2013.

The bill would ban stores from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags, giving them until 2020 to use up existing stocks, and require an 8-cent charge for other bags handed out.

Lawmakers voted 31-14 in favor of the measure, sending it to the state House for consideration."

The Associated Press had the story March 6, 2019.

Source: AP, 03/08/2019