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California’s Assembly Health Committee has rejected the bill to add warning labels to sugar-sweetened beverages. The bill was passed last month by the state Senate, but fell short by three votes to make the total of 10 needed to pass the bill on Tuesday.
The effort to make California the first state in the US to force companies to put warning labels on soda and other sugary drinks failed on Tuesday. Sen. Bill Monning’s SB1000 could not make it to become the law as his fellow Democratic lawmakers were not convinced that a label would change consumer behavior. The bill needed 10 votes to pass, but got only seven in favor compared to eight against it.
If the bill was passed then certain soda drinks and fruit drinks would have come with a label reading, “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay”.
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