What about the statewide plastic bag law?

n September, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 270, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The state’s new plastic bag ban allows local ordinances already on the books (like the one in Napa) to remain in effect.

The state law takes effect July 1, 2015, at large groceries and variety stores such as Wal-Mart and Target, and will be extended to convenience stores and drugstores one year later. Napa’s ordinance will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

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1. When does the Single-use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance in the City of Napa go into effect?
2. What type of retailers does this ordinance affect?
3. How does this ordinance specifically affect me as a retailer?
4. What about the statewide plastic bag law?
5. Do I get to keep the revenue from selling the paper bag?
6. Will any purchases be exempt from the ordinance?
7. Are there any plastic or paper bags that can be provided?
8. Isn’t there a law that requires me to put alcoholic beverages into a carryout bag?
9. What is the City of Napa’s definition of a single-use plastic bag?
10. What types of plastic and paper bags are prohibited by this ordinance?
11. What is a reusable bag?
12. Can I provide my customer with a bio-plastic compostable bag?
13. Where can I purchase recycled paper bags and reusable bags?
14. How will the City enforce the ordinance?