The California Assembly is considering the latest sugary drink legislation, AB-2782, a bill that will require distributors to pay $.02 per ounce into a new government fund to fight obesity.  The bill, summarized here and pending in the Assembly Health Committee, was slated this past week for a public hearing which was ultimately postponed.  It is still very much alive however and we would advise franchisees and other small business owners with interests in the Golden State to keep an eye on this issue – it is not going away anytime soon!