Monday Morning Regulatory Review: POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux

By | Federal Regulations Advisor | November 23, 2014
Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux

President Obama (POTUS) finally moved last week to alter immigration policy by signing an executive order and issuing two memoranda, and amid all the political debate over the action, some legal questions need serious answers.

Berkeley’s Measure D: What Distributors, Restaurants and Retailers Need to Know About the Berkeley “Sugar Tax”

By | Hospitality Law Blog | November 21, 2014
Berkeley’s Measure D: What Distributors, Restaurants and Retailers Need to Know About the Berkeley “Sugar Tax”

According to its backers, the Berkeley “Sugar Tax” is the future of sugar in America.  Berkeley’s Measure “D,” which garnered an overwhelming 75% “yes” vote, imposes a general excise tax of $0.01 per ounce on the distribution of sugar-sweetened beverages and the sweeteners used to sweeten such drinks:  this amounts to a 12 cent tax on a standard 12 ounce can of soda.  The ordinance takes effect on January 1, 2015.