Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bills Moving in the House – Fish on the Menu

With applauding from a few in the House chamber, bills are finally moving!

If you are a seafood lover, one of the first, HB435, sponsored by Representative Spencer Collier of Mobile County, will require restaurants or other establishments serving fish for public consumption to inform consumers whether on a menu or plaque where the fish originated – either domestic or country of origin.

In a show of support for this legislation, Representative Thomas Jackson of Thomasville said that we need to make sure that what we are eating is safe and mentioned the contaminated food that has been imported within the last few years.

Before final passage of the bill, Rep. Collier also added an amendment that would allow establishments serving fish 6 months to comply.

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