H.R. 554 (109th): Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005

To prevent legislative and regulatory functions from being usurped by civil liability actions brought or continued against food manufacturers, marketers, distributors, advertisers, sellers, and trade associations for claims of injury relating to a person's weight gain, obesity, or any health condition associated with weight gain or obesity.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Feb 2, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 19, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.


Ric Keller

Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2005
Length: 10 pages


Feb 2, 2005

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May 25, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Oct 19, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 554 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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