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State legislatures, including Hawaii, grasp at plastic straws

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In the last few weeks, the internet has enjoyed a hearty laugh at a California bill that would ban the use of plastic straws and throw violators in jail. Sneaking under the radar, however, is a similar proposal from Hawaii.

The Hawaii version is slightly less draconian, in that it requires fugitive straw users to pay only up to a $500 fine and do community service. It’s also closer to actual passage, having moved through the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment with three “aye” votes and none opposed. Read more on InsideSources.

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