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California bill would bar, fine businesses' for using paper receipts

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2023
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A bill in California's state assembly takes aim at paper receipts and if passed, would ban businesses from handing customers receipts unless they specifically ask for it. In the new "Skip the Slip" bill, businesses would be charged up to $300 if they continue to pass out paper receipts.

Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, introduced Assembly Bill 161 , and shared that his bill is an easy way to reduce paper waste in the state while addressing consumers’ frustrations with excessively long receipts.

The bill would require stores to use electronic receipts as the default...

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