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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 494 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 18, 2005

S. 908 (Related)
Commonsense Consumption Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2005

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 554” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 2, 2005
Reported by Committee
May 25, 2005
Passed House
Oct 19, 2005
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85 cosponsors (82R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Oct 19, 2005 12:28 p.m.
Failed 67/357
Oct 19, 2005 12:36 p.m.
Failed 129/298
Oct 19, 2005 12:46 p.m.
Failed 192/234
Oct 19, 2005 12:53 p.m.
Failed 177/247
Oct 19, 2005 1:14 p.m.
Passed 306/120

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