Distribute Plastic Straws Only Upon Request
The bill prohibits a restaurant, food vendor, or other food service establishment from providing a single-use plastic beverage straw to a customer unless the customer requests a straw. The bill does not apply to the following:
- The use of a self-serve straw dispenser;
- A customer's order of food from a food service establishment through a drive-through window, for off-premises delivery through a third-party delivery service, or for delivery through the use of a digital or mobile application or website; or
- Prepackaged food that was filled, sealed, or packaged before the food service establishment received the prepackaged food at its retail premises.
A local government shall not regulate the use of single-use plastic beverage straws.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)