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Under California bill, waiters could get jail time for giving out unsolicited plastic straws

If signed into law, a California bill would require dine-in restaurant workers not to provide single-use plastic straws to a customer unless the customer asked for them. A worker who gave out straws that were not requested could be subject to up to 6 months in jail and as much as a $1,000 fine if found guilty. (Getty Images)

A California bill introduced earlier this month would make a waiter who gave an unrequested plastic straw to a customer subject to jail time and a fine of up to $1,000.

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