CALIFORNIA: Plastic bag ban passes state Assembly Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 A statewide ban on plastic bags passed California's lower house yesterday and is headed to the state Senate today. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.