H.R.339 - Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] (Introduced 01/27/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 108-432|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2004 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 463.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/10/2004 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.339 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (03/10/2004)
Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act - Prohibits new and dismisses pending civil actions by any person against a manufacturer or seller of food or a trade association for any injury resulting from a person's consumption of food and weight gain, obesity, or any associated health condition, excluding actions alleging: (1) a knowing and willful violation of a Federal or State statute applicable to the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, advertisement, labeling, or sale of food where the violation was a proximate cause of injury related to a person's weight gain, obesity, or related health condition; (2) a breach of express contract or express warranty in connection with the purchase of food; or (3) a violation under the Federal Trade Commission Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Requires: (1) a stay of discovery during the pendency of a motion to dismiss an action described in clause 1 or 2 above, unless necessary to preserve evidence or to prevent undue prejudice; and (2) document preservation during the stay. Requires the complaint in an action described in clause 1 above to plead with particularity the Federal and State statutes that were allegedly violated and the facts that are alleged to have proximately caused the injury claimed.