SB 203 Dies in Senate Health Committee
We are extremely disappointed to report that the sugary drink warning label bill, SB 203 did not make it out of the California Senate Health Committee. With only four out of nine senators on the committee voting in favor of the bill, SB 203 is now dead. Showing a frustrating lack of leadership, Committee Chair Ed Hernandez and Senators Isadore Hall, Richard Roth and Janet Nguyen abstained from voting. Senator Jim Nielsen voted against the bill.
It is unfortunate that of all places, the health committee is where this bill died. Senators entrusted to do what’s right for the health of Californians stopped this bill in its tracks.
WE, however, will continue to push for more education about the harms of drinking liquid sugar. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy, Senator Bill Monning and the other proud co-sponsors of SB 203 will not give up the fight to enact policies that provide consumers with information they have a right to know.
Stay tuned, and thank you for your support of this important work.
California Center for Public Health Advocacy
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