Chicago Council Committee Defers Vote on Energy Drink Ban
During a hearing to discuss a prohibition on energy drinks in the city, a
Chicago City Council committee reportedly decided to further consider
the matter at a later date before taking a vote. The proposed ordinances
include one introduced in January 2013 by Alderman Edward Burke that
would prohibit the sale of drinks with 180 or more milligrams of caffeine
and containing the alleged stimulants taurine or guarana. Committee Chair
George Cardenas and Alderman William Burns previously introduced another
proposal that would prohibit the sale of energy drinks to anyone younger
than age 21. Details about Burke’s proposal appear in Issue 468 of this Update.
See Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2013; TimeNewsFeed.com, March 7, 2013.