California’s ‘Skip the Slip’ bill aims to reduce waste by requiring printed receipts to be given only upon request.
The proposed legislation, introduced by Assembly member Phil Tank, could fine businesses $25 a day if unwanted receipts are printed after a couple of warnings.
However, concerns have been raised by consumers and businesses alike.
Supporters of the bill agree that it would reduce waste, but worry about the potential for declined returns or exchanges without a receipt.
Small businesses may also find it burdensome to implement the new system.
Despite these concerns, Tank believes the bill has a better chance of success this time around, given the decreased use of cash and increased focus on hygiene during the pandemic.