Illinois Retail Merchant Association: Why tax a sugary soda and not a sugary frappucino?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 10: Bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler at a convenience store on June 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco board of supervisors has approved an ordinance that would require warning labels to be placed on advertisements for soda and sugary drinks to alert consumers of the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The ordinance would also ban advertising of sugary drinks on city-owned property. If San Francisco mayor Ed Lee approves the measure, the law would be the first of its kind in the nation. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Illinois Retail Merchants Association President and CEO Rob Karr explains the lawsuit that petitions against the sweetened beverage tax, which is set to go into effect July 1. One variable in the lawsuit is the violation of the uniformity clause, poorly differentiating types of sugary drinks.