H.R.339: Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced Jan. 27, 2003
  • Latest Major Action March 26, 2004

Bill Sponsor

Bill Cosponsors

120 (10 Democrats, 111 Republicans)

Bill Summary

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,...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law for purposes of hearing only (jurisdiction retained at Full Committee).
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Mr. DeLay asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Judiciary have until midnight on March 5 to file a report on H.R. 339. Agreed to without objection.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 108-432.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 248.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 552 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 339 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
Rule H. Res. 552 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 552.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 339 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 552 and Rule XVIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable John Abney Culberson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 339.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sensenbrenner amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Scott (VA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sensenbrenner demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Watt amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Andrews amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Andrews amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Andrews demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Inslee amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ackerman amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Ackerman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ackerman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lampson amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson-Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Watt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr Watt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 339.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 276 - 139 (Roll no. 54).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate.
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 463.
Jan. 27, 2003

Introduced in the House by Ric Keller (R-Fla.)

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