SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1283
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ENGLISH (Sponsor), HICKS, MILLER, LEARA, LICHTENEGGER, ZERR, MAYFIELD, MCCAHERTY, FLANIGAN, DOHRMAN, JUSTUS, CORNEJO, MCGAUGH, HURST, DAVIS, LANT, LOVE, MUNTZEL, WALKER, KEENEY, RUNIONS, WIELAND, FUNDERBURK, BURNS, KELLEY (127), SOLON, WHITE, GATSCHENBERGER, ALLEN, LAIR AND ROWDEN (Co-sponsors).
4440H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 205, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to supplemental nutrition assistance benefits.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 205, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 205.1000, to read as follows:
205.1000. 1. For purposes of this section, the term “energy drink” shall mean a beverage containing at least sixty-five milligrams of caffeine per eight fluid ounces that is advertised as being specifically desinged to provide metabollic stimulation or an increase to the consumer’s mental or physical energy. The term does not include coffee or any substantially coffee-based beverage.
2. A recipient of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits shall not use such benefits to purchase an energy drink.
3. If before implementing any provision of this section a state agency determines that authorization from a federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision, the agency affected by the provision shall request the authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the authorization is granted.