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HB 1600 - Limits Artificial Trans Fats - Key Vote

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Heather Steans voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (Senate) (13-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Artificial Trans Fats

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits food facilities from preparing or serving food that contains artificial trans fats, beginning January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Defines "food containing artificial trans fat" as food that includes vegetable shortening, margarine, or any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (Sec. 5).
  • Defines a "food facility" as an entity that prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption at the retail level (Sec. 5).
  • Exempts from the ban the following (Secs. 5 & 15):
    • Naturally occurring trans fats;
    • Food sold or served in the manufacturer's original sealed packaging;
    • Entities operated by local or state government;
    • Entities operated by a private school or public school district; and
    • Small businesses.
  • Prohibits private and public school vending machines from selling any foods containing artificial trans fats beginning January 1, 2013 (Sec. 20).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Artificial Trans Fats

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits food facilities from preparing or serving food that contains artificial trans fats, beginning January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Defines "food containing artificial trans fat" as food that includes vegetable shortening, margarine, or any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (Sec. 5).
  • Defines a "food facility" as an entity that prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption at the retail level (Sec. 5).
  • Exempts from the ban the following (Secs. 5 & 15):
    • Naturally occurring trans fats;
    • Food sold or served in the manufacturer's original sealed packaging;
    • Entities operated by local or state government; and
    • Entities operated by a private school or public school district.
  • Prohibits private and public school vending machines from selling any foods containing artificial trans fats beginning January 1, 2013 (Sec. 20).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limits Artificial Trans Fats

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