By Ginger Conejero Saab and Ian Cull
Source: NBC Bay Area

California lawmakers are considering a new bill that could force stores to close self-checkout lanes.

Senate Bill 1446 would prohibit grocery stores or retail drug stores from offering self-checkout options unless all of the following conditions are met:

  • Checkouts are limited to 10 items or less
  • At least one manual staffed checkout station is available
  • Customers are prohibited from purchasing certain items
  • An employee can only monitor up to two self-service stations
  • Employee is relieved from all other duties while monitoring

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