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Issue Date: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014, Posted On: 2/1/2014


Vending Industry Effort Helps Thwart California Soda Tax


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: vending industry, vending machine operator, National Automatic Merchandising Association, California Automatic Vending Council, California proposed sugar-sweetened beverages tax, Senate Bill 622, Sandy Larson

SACRAMENTO -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association and California Automatic Vending Council helped defeat a proposed sugar-sweetened beverages tax last week. Senate Bill 622, introduced last year by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel), would have imposed a penny-per-ounce tax on every distributor of sweetened beverages in the Golden State. The bill was held on suspense in the California Senate Appropriations Committee and cannot be reintroduced, making it dead for the year.

“Most important in this victory is that it represents our ongoing work to support the industry on issues that could have a negative impact on our members,” said Sandy Larson, NAMA's senior director of government affairs. “While we will continue our commitment to provide tools to ensure the health and wellbeing of children, we believe further taxing distributors of sweetened beverages is unfair and not a viable answer.”


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