Bill introduced in Nevada that would implement US$0.05 tax for each fast-food item over 500 calories

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

Feb 18, 2013 – Industry Intelligence Inc.

LOS ANGELES , February 18, 2013 () – A bill has been introduced in Nevada that would implement a US$0.05 tax for each fast-food item over 500 calories, the Associated Press reported Feb. 15.

The proposed tax would be paid by the consumer. Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford, who introduced the bill, said the revenue would be directed toward helping hospitals and improving the state's education system.

The primary source of this article is the Associated Press, New York, New York, on Feb. 15, 2013.

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