Lawmakers Take Aim at Sugary Drinks with 5 New Bills
SACRAMENTO -- Several state lawmakers are proposing a series of bills to restrict sugary drinks in California. "We are here quite simply because we are in a public health crisis," said Assem. Rob Bonta, D-Oakland. Bonta and a number of other assembly members and senators plan introduced five bills Wednesday that would not only tax soda and other sugary drinks, but also limit serving sizes, coupons and deals, as well as displays. One would also require sugary drinks to carry warning labels similar to cigarettes.