New law will require that you ask for a straw at California full-service restaurants

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.


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