The state Senate yesterday approved a bill that would require a label on soda and other sweetened beverages warning of the health risks of sugary drinks. The floor vote was tight, but the final 21-13 tally successfully nudged the legislation out the door and on to the Assembly.
SB 1000 by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) is intended, in part, to help address the diabetes epidemic in California, which is especially high among the state's Latino population and among children. The warning label also would point out increased risk of obesity and tooth decay associated with sugary drinks.
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