New law banning paper receipts clears 1st hurdle in CA legislature

First it was plastic bags, then straws -- now get ready to possibly say so long to paper receipts.

A new law to ban paper receipts just cleared its first hurdle in the California legislature.

The bill would give businesses until 2022 to send customers electronic receipts or a paper receipt upon request.

Supporters say it's a step toward cutting down waste, but others argue the receipts protect shoppers from false claims of theft.
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