Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats

New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese

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Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats

FEBRUARY 1--Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons.

Bill No. 282, a copy of which you'll find here, is the brainchild of three members of the state's House of Representatives, Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows. The bill, which is likely dead on arrival, 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 eatery would face if its grub was served to someone with an excessive body mass index. (2 pages)