In late May a plastic bag ban bill failed to advance out of the California State Senate by three votes. As in years past, there was a heated debate on the floor. The legislators opposing the bill used the same old arguments while SB 405 author Senator Alex Padilla made an impassioned speech defending his bill. Senator Padilla's closing arguments covered the issues extremely well, especially rebuttals to claims of job loss, you can check them out below. Click Here for the final vote tally.