Florida Bill Would Prevent Bans On Plastic Straws For Next Five Years

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bill passed the Senate on a 24-15 vote

Florida’s local governments wouldn’t be able to ban plastic straws for the next five years under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. (File Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Florida’s local governments wouldn’t be able to ban plastic straws for the next five years under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The bill passed the Senate on a 24-15 vote Tuesday.

It also requires a study of local straw bans that have already been enacted in Florida, including the information governments relied on to make their decisions.

A legislative analysis of the bill lists 10 Florida cities that have enacted straw bans, including Miami Beach, St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale.

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