Bill banning plastic bag restrictions runs into Senate hurdle


A bill barring local governments from regulating plastic grocery bags and other material ran into a roadblock in the Senate on Thursday morning.

The Senate Commerce Committee voted down the bill that had been backed by the business community, including the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the state restaurant association and the National Federation of Independent Business.

It was the second consecutive year that the ban ran into difficulty, although it has had widespread support from lawmakers in the past.

This bill was different, however, because it went . . .


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