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AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING 1 FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE,
MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE ^ | 2008 | Representatives Mayhall, Read, Shows

Posted on 02/01/2008 8:12:23 PM PST by Leisler

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING 1 FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE, BASED ON CRITERIA PRESCRIBED BY 2 THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO 3 PREPARE WRITTEN MATERIALS THAT DESCRIBE AND EXPLAIN THE CRITERIA 4 FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A PERSON IS OBESE AND TO PROVIDE THOSE 5 MATERIALS TO THE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO 6 MONITOR THE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS 7 OF THIS ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES. 8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: 9 SECTION 1. (1) The provisions of this section shall apply 10 to any food establishment that is required to obtain a permit from 11 the State Department of Health under Section 41-3-15(4)(f), that 12 operates primarily in an enclosed facility and that has five (5) 13 or more seats for customers. 14 (2) Any food establishment to which this section applies 15 shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, 16 based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health 17 after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity 18 Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or 19 its successor. The State Department of Health shall prepare 20 written materials that describe and explain the criteria for 21 determining whether a person is obese, and shall provide those 22 materials to all food establishments to which this section 23 applies. A food establishment shall be entitled to rely on the 24 criteria for obesity in those written materials when determining 25 whether or not it is allowed to serve food to any person. 26 (3) The State Department of Health shall monitor the food

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: agenda21; care; foodnazis; foodpolice; health; healthypeople2010; hillary; obesity; romney
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Please, maybe in the Gilded Age, when that was the case everywhere (Lillian Russell wasn’t from Mississippi)


41 posted on 02/01/2008 8:45:41 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Leisler
"Fatties, Smokers are targets number one. After that, gun owners and private property nut cases for little stays in the electro shock farms."

The shape of things to come

42 posted on 02/01/2008 8:47:18 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: King of Florida
"let them adjourn and hang out at Buford's House of Lard 'n Waffles."

Have you tried their 'Fat On A Stick'? It's out of this world!!!!

43 posted on 02/01/2008 8:49:04 PM PST by uptoolate (I don't fear the election - my God is there already - and bigger than them all.)
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To: coloradan
“Epidemics” by definition are contagious diseases spread by an infectious agent, so what they are talking about is not an obesity epidemic.

Gee, haven't you seen the "studies" that purport to show obesity is contagious?

Last one I saw even claimed that people who correspond, without ever meeting, are even MORE likely to "catch" obesity from the obese correspondent, than from someone close to them!

That is in addition to the genetic component, and the nurture component, and the low self esteem/depression component, and the....

44 posted on 02/01/2008 8:52:09 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: CalifChris

I would like to see how the lefties vote on the bill. They are nanny-statists on one hand, but also trumpet diversity themselves on the other. It’s cognitive dissonance all the way for them. I personally believe that diversity is a bunch of crap, but then, the government shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with how merchants conduct theirs.


45 posted on 02/01/2008 8:52:58 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: All
This is so nuts!!!!!!!!

Let's see a $7.00/an hour fast food worker tell a fat person: "sorry, I can't serve you this hamburger and fries".

Yeah........riiiiiiiiiiight!

46 posted on 02/01/2008 8:53:03 PM PST by Birdlady
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To: King of Florida

Malls should be banned next. With all the stores so close together, walking long distances has become of thing of the skinny past.

Ban motor vehicles and horseback.


47 posted on 02/01/2008 8:53:21 PM PST by uptoolate (I don't fear the election - my God is there already - and bigger than them all.)
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To: Old Seadog

An epidemic of salt shakers? An epidemic of indoor plumbing? An epidemic of clothing? I don’t think so.


48 posted on 02/01/2008 8:54:20 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: durasell
"Relax, it’s just another bill intended to give people from Alabama something to laugh at."

Alabama bumper sticker: "At least we're not Mississippi."


49 posted on 02/01/2008 9:01:37 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96)
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To: Leisler
I wonder when they will get around to gays who practice one of the most disease ridden high risk lifestyles. They and their preventable diseases are too expensive to treat. When do you think we’ll hear that?
50 posted on 02/01/2008 9:02:50 PM PST by isrul
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To: familyop

Mississippi Bumper Sticker: At Least We’re Not...Oh crap.


51 posted on 02/01/2008 9:03:18 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Old Seadog

That would be ‘endemic’, not ‘epidemic’. Not the best use of the word, but somewhat acceptable.


52 posted on 02/01/2008 9:04:41 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: processing please hold; calcowgirl; Borax Queen

Well.....here’s the actual proposed nanny-state bill.....


53 posted on 02/01/2008 9:04:42 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Revolting cat!
Everybody should be like her!

Skinny and vapid?!?

NO WAY!

That thing doesn't even have enough fat in her head, let alone on her body.

54 posted on 02/01/2008 9:07:43 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: durasell
"Mississippi Bumper Sticker: At Least We’re Not...Oh crap."

LOL!


55 posted on 02/01/2008 9:13:04 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96)
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To: mrsmel
This bill will NOT pass, and the sponsors know it. Mississippi has some of the most lenient smoking, gun, insurance, helmet, etc laws in the nation.

Well, they gotta start somewhere, right? 

56 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:02 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Buddy B
EMAIL:

W. T. Mayhall

J. Read

B. Shows

tmayhall@house.ms.gov

jread@house.ms.gov

bshows@house.ms.gov

57 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:48 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Leisler
thats unconstitutional, it shoul apply to all food estblishments.

Ban the feeding of fat people, they should also make it illegal for fat people to buy any form of food

58 posted on 02/01/2008 9:15:47 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Who ever put this thing together is a total idiot and just plain ignorant. For starters there are people who are diabetic who may wander into a restaurant simply needing anything to eat and what if they cannot get served? What then? For others who are truly obese you start cutting off the calories and retaining water becomes a problem. My point is that the solution is a little more complex than what conventional thinking and wisdom will bring about and in this case we are better off leaving things alone.


59 posted on 02/01/2008 9:17:45 PM PST by peter the great
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To: GeronL
they should also make it illegal for fat people to buy any form of food

With "Food Stamps" ...

60 posted on 02/01/2008 9:18:20 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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