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Menu Labeling Votes Coming Soon!

by Julie H. on Monday, March 4, 2013

Week 8 at the Capitol has wrapped up. If you recall, House Bill 1182 was referred to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee and Senate Bill 2687 was referred to the House Public Health and Human Services Committee. These bills have not been heard in committee yet, but will within the next couple of days. It is imperative that you tell leadership that these bills MUST NOT move forward! An alert will be sent out on Monday, March 4th so you can help out with these efforts.  

The American Heart Association opposes any legislation that restricts local governments from addressing the health concerns of its citizens. Additionally, these bills are so broad that it is unclear what local rights the measure is even proposing to take away from cities and counties – this is including programs and ordinances that are already in existence. Passing a bill that would be this restrictive is a step in the wrong direction and the State of Mississippi cannot afford to move backwards in addressing the growing epidemic of an unhealthy population. 

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