Nanny State

Post-Reductio America


A Mississippi lawmaker and three co-sponsors have introduced a bill that would….well, let's just quote straight from the bill:

Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or its successor. The State Department of Health shall prepare written materials that describe and explain the criteria for determining whether a person is obese, and shall provide those materials to all food establishments to which this section applies. A food establishment shall be entitled to rely on the criteria for obesity in those written materials when determining whether or not it is allowed to serve food to any person.

Sandy Szwarc called the bill's sponsor, who confirmed that he isn't kidding. We've finally arrived. Now just wait until the first bill like this actually passes.