KFI: The city of Santa Barbara unanimously passed an ordinance last Tuesday that gives restaurant employees six months of jail time or a $1,000 fine for giving plastic straws to customers.
The bill covers bars, restaurants, and other food-service businesses. Establishments can only hand out plastic stirrers per the customer’s request.
Santa Barbara has certainly taken the extreme on the plastic straw ban by also banning compostable straws that can be made of paper or bamboo and are biodegradable.
If you didn’t think the new law was extreme yet, each individual straw counts as a separate infraction which means that if an employee handed out straws to a table of more than one person, they could face years in prison. more here
SNIP: What happens if you bring your own straws?