It may be the final 'straw' for California

- In a party line vote the state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would ban full-service restaurants from providing plastic straws unless a customer requests one.
  
Originally, The bill would have applied to all restaurants.
    
But it was amended to exclude fast-food restaurants. Where the bulk of plastic straws are handed out.
    
Environmentalists hope the bill will lead to an outright ban.
    
The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown.

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