SAN FRANCISCO -- A bill that would ban long, paper receipts has cleared its first hurdle in the state legislature.
The bill would require businesses that earn more than $1 million a year to give electronic receipts unless customers ask for a printed one.
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The measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting passed its first committee vote Monday.
Ting says it would remove tons of paper from landfills.
Paper receipts can't be recycled because they're coated with chemicals.
Bill to ban long paper receipts in CA clears first hurdle