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Sunday, February 12, 2012
SB3019: Soda Tax to be Heard Monday
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 5407 Views :: Energy, Environment

Dear Friend,

Tomorrow, Monday, February 13, the Hawaii Senate will hold a hearing to discuss a new beverage tax.

Some lawmakers think a tax on sodas and drinks can act as a quick fix to Hawaii’s obesity problem. But the truth is, taxes don’t make people healthier, diet and exercise do.

Singling out one product for taxation will not solve the obesity problem—it will only add to our grocery bills.

Please take a moment to read the legislation via our website at  

Then, forward this message onto your family and friends. Make sure they know that their voice will help decide this issue.


No Hawaii Beverage Tax


  • DATE: Monday, February 13, 2012
  • TIME: 1:15 p.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street
  • SB 3019 Status & Testimony
  • RELATING TO HEALTH. Establishes a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, syrup, and powder with the revenues generated to be deposited into the community health centers special fund and the trauma system special fund.
  • HTH, WAM

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