Tuesday, March 4, 2008


'Nanny State: Mississippi bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese'

(TheSmokingGun.com) -- Mississippi state legislators last week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons. Bill No. 282, which is likely dead on arrival, was introduced by two Republican and one Democrat. It proposes that the state's Department of Health establish weight criteria after consultation with Mississippi's Council on Obesity. It does not detail what penalties an eateries would face if they served someone with an excessive body mass index.