S. 1428 (108th): Commonsense Consumption Act of 2003


Jul 17, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 17, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2003
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against food manufacturers, marketers, distributors, advertisers, sellers, and trade associations for damages or injunctive relief for claims of injury resulting from a person's weight gain, obesity, or any health condition related to weight gain or obesity.

Summary (CRS)

7/17/2003--Introduced.Commonsense Consumption Act of 2003 - Declares that a qualified civil liability action may not be brought in any Federal or State court, and that any pending qualified civil liability ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 17, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1428”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (15R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 908 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2005

H.R. 339 (Related)
Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 10, 2004

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