April 22, 2019

AB138, the California Community Health Fund bill authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom and co-sponsored by the Public Health Institute that would have added a two cent tax to soda purchases, has been named a "two-year" bill. This would hold the bill in the Assembly Committee on Revenue & Taxation, ensuring it won't move forward through the legislative process until next year.

"As we’ve seen on a national level, intimidation and deception can sometimes prevail in the short term—and can even undermine the collective will of the people. It is not too late for the voters of California to rally together and tell Big Soda we won’t let them steal our ability to decide what is best for our communities."

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