San Francisco, Cal., Business & Tax Regulations Code art. 8 (current through Oct. 5, 2017)
Establishes an excise tax of $0.01 per fluid ounce on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages in San Francisco. Tax revenue is to be deposited in the general fund.
Creates an incentive for a change.
Food System Category: Distribute
Jurisdiction Type: City, County
Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. "Diseases connected to sugary beverages disproportionately impact minorities and low-income communities;" notes that: "African American death rates from DM2 [diabetes mellitus 2] are five times higher than San Francisco’s overall rate;" also cites to San Francisco obesity and overweight statistics for children and adults in general, and Hispanics and African Americans specifically. Sec. 551.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?