California assemblyman Phil Ting has introduced legislation that would effectively ban paper receipts in the state. If Assembly Bill 161 were to pass, vendors would be subject to fines for issuing paper receipts unless the customer specifically asked for that option. Ting says they have a chemical harmful to health. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday in Sacramento, the lawmaker said there are health concerns for consumers and store employees with some of the chemicals used in paper receipts. He acknowledged that some retailers — both large and small — have already started offering consumers the option to receive a digital receipt as an alternative.