Oakland, Cal., Code § 4.52 (current through July 17, 2017)
Establishes a one-cent per ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, to be paid by distributors. Tax revenue is to be deposited in the general fund. Also establishes a Community Advisory Board to advise the City Council on whether to establish and/or fund programs to prevent or reduce the health consequences of the consumption of sugary drinks in Oakland communities. This was adopted through Ballot Measure HH.
Creates an incentive for a change.
Food System Category: Get
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Oakland
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Refers to preventing diabetes in children and families, "especially those most affected by health disparities," sec. 4.52.080(A); also requires that at least 3 members of the Advisory Committee established to advise the city on allocating funds to address disease relating to sugar consumption "will be residents who live in areas ... which are disproportionately impacted by diseases related to the consumption of sugar," (sec. 4.52.080(B)(1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?