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HB79 – Non-Sugary Drinks in Restaurant Meals for Children

House Bill 79 is interesting. It would require that the State’s food safety standards for restaurants include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage within combination meals, like a McDonald’s Happy Meal or their equivalent at other restaurants.

This requirement does not prohibit the restaurant’s ability to sell, or a customer’s ability to choose, a substitute or alternative beverage as-requested by a customer. If a parent wants to give their kid a Coke, they can, but they will have to ask for it. Otherwise, they get Milk or Apple Juice by default.

WHERE IS THE BILL? House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce 5/30/19

DEMOCRATIC SPONSORS – Minor Brown, Lockman, Sturgeon, Bolden, Cooke, Longhurst, Hansen, McBride, Paradee, Poore, Sokola, Baumbach, Bentz, Chukwuocha, Jaques, K.Johnson, Seigfried

REPUBLICAN SPONSORS – Cloutier, Michael Smith, Delcollo, Wilson, Hensley, Ramone




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