State Senate Passes Bill To Ban Alcoholic Energy Drinks
On Monday, the state Senate voted 24-14 to pass a bill (SB 39), by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), that would ban the manufacturing, importation and sale of caffeinated beer beverages in California. Padilla said alcoholic energy drinks have serious health and safety risks, particularly for young people. The bill now moves to the Assembly.
- "California Moves To Ban Beer-Boosted Energy Drinks" (AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/25).