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File #: 16-0617    Version: 0 Name: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages - Warning Labels
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 1/11/2016 In control: Education and Youth Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages - Warning Labels FOR the purpose of requiring certain health warnings to be given by certain advertisers and purveyors of sugar-sweetened beverages; defining relevant terms; imposing certain civil and criminal and criminal penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Nick Mosby, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Curran, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, James B. Kraft, Bill Henry
Indexes: Beverage, Labels, Sugar-Sweetened, Warning
Attachments: 1. 16-0617~1st Reader, 2. Environmental Control Board 16-0617, 3. City Solicitor 16-0617, 4. Health 16-0617
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL

Introduced by: Councilmember Mosby

A BILL ENTITLED

AN ORDINANCE concerning
title
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages - Warning Labels
FOR the purpose of requiring certain health warnings to be given by certain advertisers and purveyors of sugar-sweetened beverages; defining relevant terms; imposing certain civil and criminal and criminal penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
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BY adding
Article - Health
Sections 16-101 to 16-302, to be under the new title designation,
?Title 16. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages?
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

BY adding
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Sections 40-14(e)(7)(He Title 19) and 41-14(6)(He Title 19)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Increased rates of obesity across the country are an emerging public health crisis. In the United States, rates of obesity have dramatically increased in all age groups over the past 30 years. Over one-third of Americans are overweight or obese, with disproportionately higher rates of obesity occurring among youth minorities. In Baltimore City, over nearly half of all school-aged children are obese or overweight.

Beyond the serious health implications of this disturbing trend, the estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are a staggering $190 billion. This represents over 20% of all medical spending in the United State...

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