SONOMA COUNTY (KCBS)— Sonoma County joins the growing list of jurisdictions in the State of California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban went into effect on Monday.

The local ban comes on the heels of last week’s decision by the state legislature to pass a bill that would ban plastic bags entirely in California if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. It would be the first statewide ban in the nation with retailers charging a minimum of 10 cents for a paper or reusable bags.

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The Assembly vote was 44 to 29, followed by the 22-15 Senate vote. Democrats called it a victory for the environment; Republicans called it a jobs killer.

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Last week’s deal-making involved big grocery chains and unions. State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles) was hopeful all along and was a key backer of the bill headed to Brown’s desk.

After the bag ban died a slow death last year in the Senate, Padilla said nothing should be taken for granted and that Democrats have to remain aware to not “underestimate the opposition”.

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If signed into law, the statewide ban would go into effect July 1, 2016.