The House voted to kill a bill that would have made candy sold to children at Halloween and other candy festivals illegal.
The bill, sponsored by Reps.
Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and David Cicilline (D, R.I.), would have banned the sale of candy to children between 6 and 12 years old.
The measure passed the House on Thursday, sending it to the Senate.
The Senate has yet to take a vote.
Huffman and Cicillin have not indicated what they will do next.
Cicilline said the bill was meant to prevent kids from consuming candy in public places.
The proposal would have required businesses to post signs warning that candy could be contaminated by candy, and it would have prohibited the sale and distribution of candy in vending machines.
Cecilline also said the candy would have to be sold with a warning label that included “WARNING: CEREAL MAY BE CONTAMINATED.”
The legislation was supported by a majority of House Democrats, but it had been expected to lose support from Republicans and was the subject of a failed attempt to change the bill after it passed.
The House last year voted to remove a ban on selling candy to minors at Halloween, but the bill’s defeat led to a backlash from the White House and the Food and Drug Administration.