California Soda Tax Faces Delay Until 2020

April 30, 2019

California's Assembly Bill 138, which would tax soda and sugary drinks at 2 cents per fluid ounce, has been delayed until next year because it did not pass fiscal committees by the deadline required to be considered by the whole legislature this year, FoodDive reports.

The bill, which Democrat Assemblymember Richard Bloom authored, has faced opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, grocery stores and the beverage industry.


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