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Dem lawmakers want statewide ban on plastic bags

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Two Democratic legislators want to make it a crime for Wisconsin stores to put things in plastic shopping bags.

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, and Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, introduced a bill Wednesday to only allow bags which are biodegradable.

The ban would take effect three years after it's signed by the governor.

San Francisco has passed such a ban and so did the Whole Foods chain.

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