Mississippi first state in the nation to pass ‘anti-Bloomberg bill
Bill bans local limits on portion sizes and requirements to post calorie counts
The bill was authored by state Sen. Tony Smith, a Republican who owns the Stonewall’s BBQ chain, who said government shouldn’t tell people what they cannot eat.
By Kristen A. Lee / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:59 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM
Mississippi passed its ‘anti-Bloomberg bill,’ which doesn’t limit portion sizes or force restaurants to post calorie counts, ideas pushed by Mayor Bloomberg in New York City.
Lawmakers in Mississippi — the most obese state in the nation — have overwhelmingly approved what they’re calling the “anti-Bloomberg bill.”
It would ban communities from requiring restaurants to post calorie counts on menus or limit portion sizes, as Mayor Bloomberg tried to do with his proposed ban on large sodas. Also forbidden: any local rule banning toys from being distributed with kids’ meals.
The governor is expected to sign it.