Feb 18 - Senator Florez Introduces Soda Drink Tax

Senator Florez will hold a news conference today at 10:00AM in the Capitol introducing legislation aimed at curbing the rampant consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages - considered one of the leading causes of obesity and a major contributor to diabetes - and encouraging consumers to steer toward healthier alternatives.

WHO: Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, D-Shafter
Dr. Harold Goldstein, CA Center for Public Health Advocacy
Representatives from the CA Medical Association and the Dental Health Foundation

WHAT: Introduction of bill to curb consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, support obesity prevention in California schools

WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 2010;
10:00 a.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 313; Sacramento, California

View the Press Release

For the bill language on SB 1210, click here.