May 14, 2004
May 14, 2004 -- According to the Associated Press, the Missouri Senate voted 32-0 to send the Commonsense Consumption Act to the governor to be signed. The bill protects food manufacturers, distributors, sellers and advertisers from lawsuits blaming them for an individual?s obesity or other health problems.
If signed by Gov. Bob Holden, the law would take effect Jan. 1, 2005, and would apply to future lawsuits as well as any pending in Missouri courts on that date.