A St. Charles lawmaker's plan to protect missouri food companies from lawsuits over obesity got its hearing in a Senate Committee today, and as Lindsay Shively reports, that may be as far as it gets this year.
Representative Tom Dempsey is sponsoring a bill that would stop law suits against restaurants and food producers. Dempsey says this bill would make customers accountable for their own choices.
The Senate Pensions and General Laws Committee heard the bill Tuesday but declined to vote on it. Waiting on a vote from committee, the bill may not reach the floor before the end of the legislative session. From the State Capitol, I'm Lindsay Shively.
Are restaurants responsible for the weight problems of their customers? A bill heard in Senate committee today says no. But as Lindsay Shively reports, it may not get much further this year.
St. Charles Representative Tom Dempsey says he is sponsoring the bill to protect restaurants and food producers from customer lawsuits concerning obesity. Dempsey says the bill is important as a means to protect these companies from blame they don't deserve.
The Senate Pensions and General Laws committee heard the bill but did not vote on it. But with only six weeks left for lawmakers to finish their work, the bill may not get a final vote this year. From the State Capitol, I'm Lindsay Shivley.