Local Resolution Supporting a Statewide Excise Tax or Regulatory Fee on Sugary Drinks
Options for raising prices of sweetened beverages
Taxes and regulatory fees can raise the price of sugary drinks relative to healthier options, and can further benefit the community when the tax revenue is earmarked for obesity prevention, oral health, and other public health initiatives.
Unfortunately, in many states, local governments do not have the authority to impose excise taxes so the only viable option is a statewide tax.
ChangeLab Solutions developed this Model Local Resolution Supporting a Statewide Excise Tax or Regulatory Fee on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to express support for statewide excise tax or fee on sugary drinks.
For updated model findings, see our guide, A Legal and Practical Guide for Designing Sugary Drink Taxes, for local officials and advocates who are interested in pursuing sugary drink taxes.