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Guest Opinion: Pleasanton chamber opposes expensive e-receipt mandate

Original post made on Apr 26, 2019

If you asked 100 Californians if they want to give more of their personal information while eating at a restaurant or buying school supplies for their kids, what do you think the answer would be? A current law moving through the state legislature says the answer to that question should be "yes."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11:16 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Dave
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm

Good Grief. No wonder so many small business fail. $45K fine sounds like extortion.

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm

James Michael is a registered user.

And this is only the beginning of this governor's reign. You all voted for accept the consequences. You can't have one party rule...that's communism. And when all of the middle class tax payers leave what will you do then? Whine and cry like they did in Detroit. Ya, it could come to that.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 26, 2019 at 5:23 pm solve what problem?

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 26, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Newsom has a think tank, they are charged with conjuring up what they can tax.
One of the items they have identified out of their first meeting, tax the drinking water.

What is up next to be taxed?

For this one party rule in California, there is no tax limit.

Posted by Cheap cheap
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 27, 2019 at 11:24 am

That’s the idea behind AB 161, which would force businesses that earn over $1 million a year to switch to cyber receipts, in an effort to curb waste and impacts to the environment.

“It takes up to 10 million trees and 21 billion gallons of water in the U.S. every year to produce these receipts,” Ting (D- San Francisco) said at a press conference earlier this year.

Ting sourced data from Green America, a non-profit organization based in the United States that promotes ethical consumerism.

“Guess what, they can’t be recycled because of the BPA,” Ting said.

BPA, or Bisphenol A, is an organic synthetic compound which can present serious health issues to people.

As for the privacy issue, seems like everyone requires an email address for one thing or another so my advice is to have a 'public' email address for potential spammers and a private email address. Good practice whether or not you support AB 161.

Can I have extra commenter points for not njecting partisan politics into the discussion?

Posted by Drabble Fan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:16 am

Good Drabble comic today (Web Link They calculated it would take 11 CVS receipts to go to the moon and back.

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