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Opponents Of Single-Use Grocery Bag Ban To Start Repeal Process

Jeff Barnard / AP
 

Jeff Barnard / AP

The California attorney general's office Friday authorized opponents to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to repeal the ban.

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation in September imposing the first statewide ban on single-use shopping bags. Large stores must comply by July 2015.

If opponents collect 500,000 signatures by January, the ban would be put on hold until voters weigh in November 2016.

A coalition of plastic bag manufacturers is pushing the referendum.

The American Progressive Bag Alliance says the ban will cost jobs. 

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