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Distribute Plastic Straws Only Upon Request

Concerning a requirement that a retail food establishment only provide a single-use plastic beverage straw to a customer upon request of the customer.
2019 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

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.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Lontine
Sen. R. Fields, Sen. K. Priola



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