California politician objects plastic straws, with intent to protect the environment, as he presented a bill that makes the thing a crime happening in dine-in restaurants offering plastic straws without first asking customers.

Ian Charles Calderon, Democratic Assemblyman from the California State Assembly has been a focus of contempt by crisis since his bill introduced last week. he refers his proposal as overreach of government and ‘absurd’.


Calderon said in a statement about his proposal on Monday that, “It really is a reasonable measured approach that I think will make a difference. I didn’t actually ask for penalties. They were more or less prescribed to my bill by the code section. We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use of plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways and oceans.”

However, detractor turned over Calderon immediately. Travis Allen, Republican member at the California State Assembly requested people on his Facebook page for campaign to protest the proposal by swamping with plastic straws at Calderon’s office.

Calderon has explained earlier that when he proposed the bill to the committee of state legislative rules, the safety and health code penalties got inevitably tracked on and made it a wrongdoing punishable as a $1,000 fine and six months in jail for dine-in restaurants found giving plastic straws without prior permission.