You will soon have to ask for a straw for your drink if you got to a restaurant in California thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday in a move lawmakers hope will do a little to help the environment.
The new rules won’t apply to fast food joints or convenience stores, just full-service restaurants that will still be able to hand out paper or metal straws without asking or they could just easily bring out a plastic straw if someone requests one, which seems reasonable.
A restaurant caught not following the rules will be warned twice, then face a whopping $25 fine on it’s third violation.
Reaction on the Internet to the new law was wild.
A 700 sq ft, 1 bed, 1 bath apartment is $2,000.. and ya’ll wanna ban straws?! California, get it together.
— a n n e m a r i e (@channe_marie) September 21, 2018
FUCK YEAH, California just banned straws for our littel turtle friends!!
— tort (@torcerotops) September 20, 2018
Well California is at it again…. Banning the Plastic Straws! They are also looking to ban plastic forks and knives!
People when a State starts telling you what items you can purchase at the store you are very well seeing COMMUNISM before your very eyes! pic.twitter.com/O8HpflR05M
— Liz = DEPLORABLE (@lizcabrera55) September 21, 2018
I'd say a solid 100% of the reason I even know about the California plastic straw thing is from people throwing a hissy fit about it or using it to bitch about BAWW CALIFORNIA NANNY STATE.
— Moshpit Mercenary (@pure_br00tality) September 21, 2018