A bill circulating in the California State Assembly would prohibit businesses from providing paper receipts or proof of sale, limiting them exclusively to electronic documentation of transactions.

The legislation, named AB 161 and nicknamed “Skip the Slip,” is an effort to reduce paper waste and preserve resources such as water, oil, and trees used to produce receipts.

But many businessowners believe the financial and logistical hurdles of implementation, especially for small and family-owned businesses, would outweigh any purported environmental benefits.

A coalition to oppose the bill cites high costs of compliance and data privacy risks for consumers as chief concerns.

Read the full story in the April 29 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.