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January 14, 2014
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South Lake Tahoe plastic bag ban to take effect Wednesday

The plastic bag ban for grocers and food vendors begins today.

The plastic bag ban was passed in October with a 3-2 vote. In December, South Lake Tahoe City Council agreed to not impose any fines for violations in the first three months. Affected businesses will be given written warnings, educated about the city ban and possibly even helped to comply in some fashion.

The ban will take effect Oct. 15 for other retail businesses.

Following the three-month grace period, per-day fines for second violations will be $50 as opposed to the $100 initially proposed.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 14, 2014 04:22PM Published Jan 16, 2014 09:16AM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.