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California Considers Fining Waiters $1,000 If They Offer Customers A Drinking Straw

Published by:  American Lookout

By:  Mike LaChance


The nanny state strikes again – in California, naturally. One Democrat in the liberal state is proposing fines and jail for waiters who offer drinking straws to customers. You couldn’t make this up.

Reason reports:

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.

Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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