More damning data on the disease-causing power of sugary beverages and why California should levy a health impact fee to reduce consumption and raise revenue. Funds raised would be dedicated to improving access to healthy food, nutrition and physicals education and clinical prevention. Communities would be changed because community-based organizations would finally be given funds needed to fully serve their neighborhoods. Today, in the Assembly Committee on Health, AB 1003 authored by Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, will be taken up. The bill is expected to be sent into a period of study. Member Bloom's Select Committee on Prevention of Diabetes and Heart Disease will be holding hearing across the state to gather input from people on how to prevent diet related illness. ROC will be actively involved in organizing communities to take part.