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Suffolk Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport) is taking more time to draft a bill that would ban the sale of energy drinks to people under 19, and plans to meet next month with Red Bull representatives.

Spencer, a physician, had intended to formally introduce his controversial proposal at last Tuesday's legislature meeting, the last of 2012.

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But he continues to seek guidance on precisely defining energy drinks for the purpose of a ban.

If a bill is introduced at the first meeting of 2013, the debates and public hearings on the matter could begin in late January.