Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
  • Who We Are
  • What We Do
  • News & Events
  • Press

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 7432 - Sugar-sweetened beverage tax
Summary:Would enact a penny per-ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, with the proceeds going toward the Children's Health Promotion Fund.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D)
As of 5/17/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Ways and Means

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY AB 10172 - Require SSBs to contain a warning label
Summary:Would require sugar-sweetened beverages to be labeled with a safety warning; the warning would read: "SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay." "Sugar-sweetened beverage" is defined as any sweetened nonalcoholic beverage, carbonated or noncarbonated, sold for human consumption that has added caloric sweeteners and which contains seventy-five calories or more per twelve fluid ounces. The law would not apply to the following beverages: any beverage
Sponsor(s):Karim Camara (D)
As of 9/9/2014: For status updates, visit the state's legislative website.