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AB 1357

(Bloom) Health: 6-10-3


During the past 24 years, adult obesity rose from 9.9% to 24.7% in 2014. Sugary drinks are a main contributor of the increased caloric intake; they play a central role in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in communities throughout California and the large health costs associated with obesity and obesity-related diseases. AB1357 would have placed a 2 cent per ounce fee on sugary drinks to fund diabetes and chronic disease prevention.