ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If you've gone out to eat lately, you've probably noticed more and more restaurants are not handing out straws.
Now, a Saint Pete city council committee is moving forward with creating an ordinance that prevents you from automatically getting a straw with your beverage.
The committee is considering an ordinance that would make straws are a request-only item.
Many businesses are already doing this as part of the "No Straws St. Pete" campaign.
The committee's goal is to eventually pass a complete ban on straws.
Restaurants would get a warning for not complying, but no word on fines just yet.
The committee will vote again on the issue in September.
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