For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAW
- A single-use, disposable tube made predominantly of plastic derived from either petroleum or a biologically based polymer, such as corn or other plant sources, used to transfer a beverage from a container to the mouth of the person drinking the beverage. "Single-use plastic straw" does not include a straw made from nonplastic materials, including, but not limited to, paper, pasta, sugar cane, wood, or bamboo.
Any facility where food or beverages may be consumed on the premises, including but not limited to any restaurant, hotel, cafe, delicatessen, coffee house, food stand, food truck, street vendor, supermarket, grocery store or bar, shall not leave out for consumer use single-use plastic straws and shall only provide a single-use plastic straw if expressly requested by the consumer.
This section shall not be construed to prohibit or restrict a facility from providing a plastic straw to accommodate a person with a medical condition or a disability.