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Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 1085 - Relating to obesity prevention
Summary:Would impose a penny per-ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and establish the Obesity Prevention Special Fund to use tax revenue to support obesity prevention programs.
Sponsor(s):Senator Donna Mercado Kim (D)
Status:
As of 2/18/2013: Passed second reading, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 2/14/2013: Passed by Committee on Judiciary and Labor
As of 2/13/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee
As of 2/4/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 6, 2013
As of 1/25/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Health, Judiciary and Labor, and Ways and Means
As of 1/24/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 854 - Relating to obesity prevention
Summary:Would impose a penny per-ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and establish the Obesity Prevention Special Fund to use tax revenue to support obesity prevention programs.
Sponsor(s):Representative Joseph M. Souki (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2013: Referred to Committees on Health, Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Finance
As of 1/25/2013: Passed first reading
As of 1/24/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 646 - Tax on SSBs
Summary:Would establish a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, and powders with the revenues generated to be deposited into the community health centers special fund and the trauma system special fund.
Sponsor(s):Green
Status:
As of 1/14/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2693 - Sugar sweetened beverage serving size limitations
Summary:Sets a maximum serving size of 16 fluid ounces for sugar-sweetened beverages in sealed and unsealed containers provided by food establishments; prohibits the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages as part of children's meals; and imposes a civil penalty of $50 per violation. sets a maximum serving size of sixteen fluid ounces for sugar-sweetened beverages in sealed and unsealed containers provided by food establishments; prohibits the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages as part of children's meals; and impos
Sponsor(s):Shimabukuro
Status:
As of 1/22/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2693 - SSB Serving Size
Summary:Would set a maximum serving size of 16 fluid ounces for sugar-sweetened beverages in sealed and unsealed containers provided by food establishments; would prohibit the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages as part of children's meals; and imposes a civil penalty of $50 per violation.
Sponsor(s):Senator Maile Shimabukuro (D)
Status:
As of 1/22/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.