Kansas straw bill pulled due to language


A bill that would ban Kansas restaurants from giving customers straws has been pulled due to language.

The bill proposed would require restaurants to charge their customers for straws. Grocery stores and convenience store that sell straws would be exempt.

3:42 p.m.

Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill to phase out plastic straws in restaurants across the state.

According to the bill, restaurants couldn't just give away plastic straws, customers would have to pay for them.

The bill would not apply to retail sales of single-use plastic straws by a grocery store or convenience store.

If passed into law, the ban would go into July 1, 2021.