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

Jul 17, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky
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Jul 17, 2003
4 pages
Related Bills
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


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

Introduced Jul 17, 2003
Referred to Committee Jul 17, 2003
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.


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

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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 action shall be dismissed immediately by the relevant court.
Defines a qualified civil liability action as a civil action brought by any person against a manufacturer or seller of a food, or a trade association, for damages or injunctive relief based on a claim of injury resulting from weight gain or obesity.
Specifies actions which shall not count as qualified civil liability actions, including an action regarding the sale of a food which is adulterated.

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