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Apr 21, 2010 2:40 PM by Melissa Canone

Energy Drink Ban Dead

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposed ban on the sale of energy
drinks in Louisiana to anyone under the age of 16 is likely dead
for the session, after it was rejected by a Senate committee.
Republican Sen. Robert Adley, of Benton, says he offered the
bill on behalf of a constituent who raised health concerns about
the drinks and who calls the jolts of caffeine popular with
teenagers and college students "speed in a can."
The Senate Commerce Committee shelved the bill without objection
Wednesday, after opponents said the proposal went too far and
improperly singled out one set of drinks when others are just as
caffeinated.
Manufacturers of the drinks say they are confident of the
products' safety.
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Senate Bill 128 can be found at www.legis.state.la.us

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