Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban Upheld in Court Ruling
A Los Angeles county superior court judge ruled against a legal challenge to the county's plastic bag ban last week, according to county supervisor Gloria Molina.
The legal challenge was made by a group that included South Carolina plastic manufacturer Hilex-Poly, which argued that law violates state Proposition 26, which prevents a tax from being disguised as a fee.
The county's ban includes a 10 cent charge on brown paper bags, which the lawsuit contended was effectively a tax.
Molina wrote in a press release that she views that ruling as a victory for the county.