Originally Posted by denverd0n
... The North Carolina
legislature was, at one time, actually considering a law that would prohibit restaurants from calling their tea "sweet tea" if the sugar was added after the brewing was complete. I don't know if that ever got passed or not.
In 2003, Georgia
State Representative, John Noel, and four co-sponsors, apparently as an April Fools' Day joke, introduced House Bill 819, proposing to require all Georgia
restaurants that serve tea to serve sweet tea. Representative John Noel, one of the sponsors, is said to have acknowledged that the bill was an attempt to bring humor
to the Legislature, but wouldn't mind if it became law. The text of the bill proposes:
(a) As used in this Code section, the term 'sweet tea' means iced tea which is sweetened with sugar at the time that it is brewed.
(b) Any food service
establishment which served iced tea must serve sweet tea. Such an establishment may serve unsweetened tea but in such case must also serve sweet tea.
(c) Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
The Bill never went to a vote.