Single-use plastic bags would be banned in California under legislation introduced this week by a state lawmaker whose district includes Sonoma County.
Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, introduced AB 158 in an effort to "ban these bags once and for all."
The bill would prohibit grocery stores with more than $2 million in annual sales or retailers with more than 10,000 square feet of floor space from providing single-use plastic bags to customers.
These stores would be required to make reusable grocery bags available for sale.
The new rules would take effect in 2015.