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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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1 posted on 02/01/2008 8:12:26 PM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler

STOP SHOUTING!!!


2 posted on 02/01/2008 8:12:58 PM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: Bear_Slayer

That’s not me, it was from copy and paste on the official text.


3 posted on 02/01/2008 8:14:22 PM PST by Leisler
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To: Bear_Slayer

Yes, stop shouting … and remember, “paragraphs are our friend”.


4 posted on 02/01/2008 8:16:40 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Leisler
Serious? . . . or tongue-in-check?
5 posted on 02/01/2008 8:16:50 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Leisler
Huckanomics.
6 posted on 02/01/2008 8:16:52 PM PST by elizabetty (John McCain Hates Michael Reagan...........John McCain Hates Me, too. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: elizabetty

No.,,,anti-sewing factory workers..


7 posted on 02/01/2008 8:19:25 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,,and I Vote..,,,,.A Saint I Ain't)
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To: Leisler
STUDY RANKS MISSISSIPPI AS ‘FATTEST’ STATE IN U.S.

JACKSON, Miss. — Experts say Mississippians need to skip the gravy, say no to the fried pickles and start taking brisk walks to fight an epidemic of obesity.

According to a new study, this Deep South state is the fattest in the nation. The Trust for America’s Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention, says Mississippi is the first state where more than 30 percent of adults are considered obese.

Aside from making Mississippi the butt of late-night talk show jokes, the obesity epidemic has serious implications for public policy.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,294873,00.html

8 posted on 02/01/2008 8:23:10 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: YHAOS
Yes. It is a official, Bill, introduced into the Mississippi House.

Hey, you didn’t think healthcare wouldn’t come without strings?

Fatties, Smokers are targets number one. After that, gun owners and private property nut cases for little stays in the electro shock farms.

9 posted on 02/01/2008 8:24:34 PM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler; All
You would do well to actually read the information at the link Leisler has with the article rather than criticizing right out of the box. Looks real to me.
10 posted on 02/01/2008 8:24:51 PM PST by madison10 (I miss Fred.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We are all tax cattle for the state now.


11 posted on 02/01/2008 8:25:46 PM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler

Gosh, hurt the eyes nonetheless.


12 posted on 02/01/2008 8:25:54 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Leisler

While we’re at it, should we also stop serving food to people of a certain skin color?


13 posted on 02/01/2008 8:26:59 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: Leisler

Even if it gets passed, Gov. Barbour would never sign it. Right?


14 posted on 02/01/2008 8:28:32 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Leisler
MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE - HOUSE BILL NO. 282

Here, read it as published.

15 posted on 02/01/2008 8:28:43 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Note: “Epidemics” by definition are contagious diseases spread by an infectious agent, so what they are talking about is not an obesity epidemic. Although it sure pulls the emotional heartstrings.


16 posted on 02/01/2008 8:29:10 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Aside from making Mississippi the butt of late-night talk show jokes, the obesity epidemic has serious implications for public policy.

Not really. If we lived one hundred years ago, we'd have people dying on an average of 25 years younger from all sorts of degenerative diseases caused by inadequate pre and peri-natal nutrition. Everyone is going to die of something. Better that they be obese and living and working for a couple of decades more and paying taxes than to prematurely die as in the past.
17 posted on 02/01/2008 8:29:27 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Leisler

What’s next, the state telling others thier too skinny and force them to eat?


18 posted on 02/01/2008 8:29:30 PM PST by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: Leisler

Oh geeze not this again. 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.


19 posted on 02/01/2008 8:29:32 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Leisler

So when are they gonna stop giving food stamps to fat people?


20 posted on 02/01/2008 8:30:44 PM PST by Hoodat (The whole point of the Conservative Movement is to gain converts, not demonize them.)
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To: mrsmel
I think you are right.

(From sniffing around...)

"..called lead author, Rep. Mayhall, and asked if this was serious legislation or tongue-in-cheek to make a point. He kindly took a moment to answer my question while the legislature was in session. He said that while, regrettably, he doesn’t believe his bill will pass, this is serious. He wrote it, he said, because of the “urgency of the obesity crisis and need for government action.” He hopes it will “call attention to the serious problem of obesity and what it is costing the Medicare system.”

So, yes, this is for real and these elected officials actually believe this stuff."

21 posted on 02/01/2008 8:31:52 PM PST by Leisler
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To: coloradan

And what about people with only one leg or arm? They don’t need as much food do they? Let’s ban everyone but those with perfect bodies from eating out.


22 posted on 02/01/2008 8:32:40 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: Leisler

Relax, it’s just another bill intended to give people from Alabama something to laugh at.


23 posted on 02/01/2008 8:32:41 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Leisler

Too many people in this country have not been educated in the most basic ideas about liberty and the proper role of government.

So they see a law like this and say, “Hey, well maybe it’s a good idea. Too many people are overweight eating all that stuff. And it will lower my taxes and insurance premiums to not have to help pay for their health problems. It’s for their own good anyway.”

The principles of liberty need to be taught in grade school and high school and college, and not as one opinion among others.


24 posted on 02/01/2008 8:33:38 PM PST by FreePoster
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To: Leisler

Excellent idea. Let us hope it passes. I’ve just returned from a grocery store where a family of five successfully blocked every isle it visited, and it visited every isle. Prohibit them from shopping at supermarkets, while we’re at it! Enough fat is enough!


25 posted on 02/01/2008 8:33:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Hoodat

“So when are they gonna stop giving food stamps to fat people?”

I pick you for my team.


26 posted on 02/01/2008 8:34:07 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
What this study won't tell you, because it's not PC, is that Mississippi has the highest percentage of blacks of any state, who in turn have the highest rate of obesity. Of course, that changes the picture a bit, but all he** would break loose if someone spoke the truth.
27 posted on 02/01/2008 8:34:22 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Leisler
That’s not me, it was from copy and paste on the official text.

Then the Mississippi Legislature needs to stop shouting. If they want to shout at fat dudes, let them adjourn and hang out at Buford's House of Lard 'n Waffles.

28 posted on 02/01/2008 8:35:12 PM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: madison10

I agree.


29 posted on 02/01/2008 8:36:41 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Leisler

Yes, they really introduced it, but it has about as much chance of passing in Mississippi as gay marriage does. They know this, they’re grandstanding. The casinos, with their popular buffets, would oppose it, for starters.


30 posted on 02/01/2008 8:36:57 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Inyo-Mono

That’s another great suggestion. Let’s see how far diversity really goes. You know, about accepting others and embracing their differences, and all that stuff. (But, no, I’m sorry, we don’t serve your kind here.)


31 posted on 02/01/2008 8:37:45 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: mrsmel
I thought the truth sets one free. Why should it cause all hell to break loose? For example, I see fat white people at the mall, but I also see fat black people far out of proportion to slender or healthy black people. Particularly women.

In fact, any time I go to a mall, I can count on repeatedly being trapped behind 2-3 extremely obese black women waddling at 0.00001 mph. There's not much one can do, because if they don't care about themselves, they obviously could care less about you.

32 posted on 02/01/2008 8:41:31 PM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: mrsmel

In Mississippi obesity has traditionally been as mark of wealth.


33 posted on 02/01/2008 8:41:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: coloradan
Epidemic can also mean “widely prevalent”.
34 posted on 02/01/2008 8:42:09 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: Leisler
Everybody should be like her!


35 posted on 02/01/2008 8:42:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: mrsmel
Mississippi House of Representatives | 2008 |
Representatives Mayhall, Read, Shows

W. T. Mayhall, Jr.

John Read

Bobby Shows

36 posted on 02/01/2008 8:43:23 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: King of Florida

Well I agree on the truth setting people free, but the present promoters of PC culture don’t consult me.


37 posted on 02/01/2008 8:44:42 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: coloradan

What’s wrong with a little anti-diversity, known as being an American! Who wants to pollute themselves with multi-cultural crap anyways?


38 posted on 02/01/2008 8:45:21 PM PST by CalifChris
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To: coloradan

I’d like to see a ban on politicians voting ——— for anything.


39 posted on 02/01/2008 8:45:33 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: Leisler

My husband wants to know if this is a joke. Huckabee signed a law making it illegal to smoke in your own car, but this is even worse.


40 posted on 02/01/2008 8:45:33 PM PST by Eva
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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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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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