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Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 9:11 am, Mon Jun 6, 2011.

State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, was on the losing end of a vote intended to ban foam food service containers in California.

Berryhill, speaking on the State Senate floor on Friday, said the ban would lead to the closure of several manufacturers in California, including the Dart Container Corp. in Lodi.

Senate Bill 568, authored by Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, was approved by the Senate 21-15. It now goes to the Assembly.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:45 pm on Mon, Jun 6, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    The bill by Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, prohibits vendors including restaurants and grocery stores from providing prepared food in expanded polystyrene containers. Dart Container Corp. in Lodi , one of Lodi's largest employer, would suffer a business death if the law is enacted.Unfortunately, it was approved by the Senate 21-15. It now goes to the Assembly. State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale voted against this jobs killing bill.



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