(KCEN) -- One San Antonio law maker is taking a small step in hopes of cutting down the consumption of sugary drinks.
A sugary drink tax could soon be coming to Texas.
The law maker wants to add a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks like soda.
For example, if you bought a 20 ounce bottle of Dr Pepper, it would cost an extra twenty cents.
The tax could add an estimate two-billion-dollars to the state's public education fund and might promote a healthier lifestyle.
The news has bubbled-up controversy across central Texas.
Soda lover Genine Benny said, "For somebody who has kids and wants to support that, fine. For somebody who doesn't have kids, I'm paying twenty extra cents for some one else's children."
The proposed bill is only for sugary drinks with little to no nutritional value.
It doesn't include fruit, sports or diet drinks.