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AB 97 - Trans Fats Ban - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Ted Gaines voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (47-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Trans Fats Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that bans artificial trans fats in California restaurants.

Highlights:
-Prohibits the use by restaurants of oils, shortenings, and margarines containing artificial trans fat for use in spreads or frying, except for the deep frying of yeast dough or cake batter, effective January 1, 2010 (Sec. 1). -Prohibits restaurants from serving food containing artificial trans fat, including oil and shortening that contains artificial trans fat, effective January 1, 2011 (Sec. 1). -Exempts food sold or served in a manufacturer's original sealed package, food containing a legally-required label that lists the trans fat content at less than 0.5 grams per serving, and food served at public school cafeterias (Sec.1). -Specifies that a violation of the provisions of this bill shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $1,000 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Trans Fats Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans artificial trans fats in California restaurants.

Highlights:
-Prohibits the use by restaurants of oils, shortenings, and margarines containing artificial trans fat for use in spreads or frying, except for the deep frying of yeast dough or cake batter, effective January 1, 2010 (Sec. 1). -Prohibits restaurants from serving food containing artificial trans fat, including oil and shortening that contains artificial trans fat, effective January 1, 2011 (Sec. 1). -Exempts food sold or served in a manufacturer's original sealed package, food containing a legally-required label that lists the trans fat content at less than 0.5 grams per serving, and food served at public school cafeterias (Sec.1). -Specifies that a violation of the provisions of this bill shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $1,000 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Trans Fats Ban

Sponsors

  • Tony Mendoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Elaine Kontominas Alquist (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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