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Committees to Vote on Menu Labeling

by Elizabeth W. on Friday, February 22, 2013

During week 7 of session, two menu labeling preemption bills continued through the legislative process. House Bill 1182 was referred to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. Senate Bill 2687 was referred to the House Public Health and Human Services Committee.

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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