Latest Updates from Assemblymember Bloom
California State Sens. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, and Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, have introduced a bill that would create a “solar bill of rights” for consumers to generate and store their own clean energy on-site without interference from utility companies.
Lawmakers plan to introduce five bills which will not only tax soda and other sugary drinks but also will limit serving sizes, coupons and deal and in store displays of those drinks. The bills would also require warning labels similar to ones found on cigarettes.
The California Medical Association and California Dental association both support the move.
Conservatives found much to chuckle about after Democratic state lawmakers last week proposed, once again, a tax on sugary sodas, along with limits on cup sizes.
“We get it, too much sugar isn’t great for you,” Assembly Republicans said in a smirking, smart-alecky statement.
LOS ANGELES— Two studies by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and the National Park Service reveal that rat poisons are causing dramatic changes to the immune system and genetics of bobcats. The research provides further support for a bill introduced late last month to greatly restrict super-toxic rodenticides in California.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has selected Kathy Griffin, comedian and civil rights advocate, as the 50th Assembly District’s 2019 “Woman of the Year.” Ms.
For the six of every 1,000 children born in the United States with hearing loss, hearing aids can help them communicate. Yet, many insurance companies don’t cover the cost.
The state assemblymember representing Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would tax soda and sugar-sweetened beverages – for the third time.
Richard Bloom, a Democrat who represents the Westside in the California State Assembly and served as Mayor of Santa Monica, announced yesterday that he is introducing legislation to tax soda sold in California as a way to tackle the state’s diabetes and obesity problems. The revenue from the tax, which is intended to be a disincentive to purchasing soda and sugary drinks, will fund programs that prevent diabetes and obesity.
Some alarming statistics about the health of Californians: In 2016, 25 percent of adults were obese. That's almost a 40-percent increase from 2001. One out of every 12 adults reports being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Add in those with undiagnosed cases of diabetes and those who have prediabetes, and you're looking at 55 percent of the state's adult population. Those who drink at least one soda daily are 27-percent more likely than others to be obese.
KANSAS CITY — California legislators on Feb. 20 introduced five bills intended to lower consumption of caloric sweetened drinks in the state and “aimed at protecting the health of Californians.”