Its very exciting news, that the statewide ban on plastic bags will most likely be approved by Jerry Brown. He will probably do the right thing and everyone will just have to adjust to the idea of bringing their own shopping bags to stores. It is a gradual process as plastic bags will still be available at a cost and loans will be made available to plastic bag manufacturers to change their manufacturing to reusable bag manufacturing. It is one big step towards saving our largest resource, the ocean. I hope other States will follow our example! Very proud of being a Californian.