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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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.
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
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Oct 18, 2005
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 494 (109th).
Oct 19, 2005
Passed House (Senate next)
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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