Bill on fines for selling energy drinks to children reaches State Duma
MOSCOW, April 4 (RAPSI) – Lawmakers from the Amur Region have submitted a bill to the State Duma introducing fines for sale of non-alcoholic energy drinks to minors, according to the database of the lower house of parliament.
The legislation would amend the Administrative Offenses Code.
The initiative is aimed to protect minors’ health from negative effects of energy drinks, the explanatory note to the bill states.
Under the bill, retail sale of energy drinks to children could result in fines of 30,000 ($447) to 50,000 rubles ($745) for individuals; 100,000 ($1,500) to 200,000 rubles ($3,000) for officials; and between 300,000 ($4,500) and 500,000 rubles ($7,500) for companies.