ABC 7 reports on this surprisingly unshocking news from the Golden State:
A proposed bill in the California Senate aims to combat childhood obesity in the state by restricting restaurants to serve children only water or unflavored milk to go along with their meals.
Backers of the bill say it is an attempt to tackle the rising levels of obesity among kids. The bill was introduced by state Sen. Bill Monning.
ABC 7 doesn’t mention the political party of Sen. Bill Monning, but I think we can all guess he’s probably not a Republican. I’ll save you a Google search, yes Monning is a democrat. Absolutely none of you did a spit-take or dropped a monocle at that piece of information.
This is no BS, here’s the actual text of the bill:
This bill would require a restaurant, as defined, that sells a children’s meal that includes a beverage, to make the default beverage water, sparkling water, or flavored water, as specified, or unflavored milk or a nondairy milk alternative, as specified.
Taking this to an even crazier level, the bill would make selling sodas and juice to children a misdemeanor punishable by a $1000 fine and up to 6 months in jail