December 29, 2014
Contact: Lisa Page, 916-288-2208
STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE BAG ALLIANCE ON SUBMISSION OF SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM TO REPEAL SENATE BILL 270
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) issued the following update from Executive Director Lee Califf on the signature gathering effort to qualify a referendum against SB 270.
“The APBA has collected more than 800,000 signatures from California voters and will be submitting the final petitions to county registrars by today’s December 29th deadline. We are confident the Secretary of State’s office will verify the required 504,760 signatures to qualify the referendum for the November 2016 ballot.
“SB 270 was never a bill about the environment. It was a back room deal between the grocers and union bosses to scam California consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees without providing any public benefit. We are pleased to have reached this important milestone in the effort to repeal a terrible piece of job-killing legislation, and look forward to giving California voters a chance to make their voice heard at the ballot box in 2016.”
About the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA)
The American Progressive Bag Alliance was founded in 2005 to represent the United States’ plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, employing 30,800 employees in 349 communities across the nation. APBA promotes the responsible use, reuse, recycling and disposal of plastic bags and advocates for American-made plastic products as the best environmental choice at check out—for both retailers and consumers.