California lawmakers reject sugary drink warnings

June 18, 2014 1:20 AM

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California lawmakers reject sugary drink warnings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks was effectively killed on Tuesday.

SB1000 by Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, failed on a 7-8 vote as his fellow Democratic lawmakers doubted whether a label would change consumer behavior. It needed 10 votes to pass.

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