The gentlemen below are the Bill's authors. From left to right: W. T. Mayhall, Jr. (R), John Read (R) , Bobby Shows (D). It appears to be a bipartisan effort.
House Bill 282: AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE
Sec. 1 (2)That's going to put a nice dent in restaurant profits:
"Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese."
Sec. 1 (3)
"The State Department of Health shall monitor the food establishments to which this section applies for compliance with the provisions of this section, and may revoke the permit of any food establishment that repeatedly violates the provisions of this section."
"Mississippi has the highest rate of adult obesity at 30.6 percent and the 8th highest rate of overweight youths (ages 10-17) at 17.8 percent in the nation."
- F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2007, Trust For America's Health