‘Skip the Slip’ Legislation Seeks to Phase Out Paper Receipts in California by 2022

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A bill that would require California retailers to issue digital receipts instead of paper ones by 2022 passed the Assembly Natural Resources committee this week. Known as 'Skip the Slip,' the bill would ban paper receipts unless a customer specifically asks for one and impose penalties of up to $25 for each day a business violates the rule. Bill proponents argue that it will reduce waste and exposure to chemicals that coat paper receipts. But opponents say the shift to e-receipts would be expensive and logistically difficult for retailers and that it could violate privacy by creating a digital trail for every purchase.

Guests:

Phil Ting, assembly member representing California's 19th district encompassing parts of San Francisco and San Mateo counties

Bennett Cyphers, staff technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Aaron Moreno, senior director of government relations, California Grocers Association

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