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Event Detail – Joint Committee on Public Health

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Event Date:6/11/2013

Start Time:10:00 AM

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Food Safety, Nutrition and Labeling

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 H1890 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1890) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to requiring all restaurants to maintain devices or procedures to remove food lodged in persons’ throats. Public Health. Ruth B. Balser
2 H1899 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1899) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to restaurants' handling of food allergens. Public Health. Garrett J. Bradley
3 H1913 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1913) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera for legislation to require food establishments to post their most current sanitation inspection rating in a conspicuous location. Public Health. Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera
4 H1936 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1936) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to genetically engineered food. Public Health. Stephen L. DiNatale
5 H1946 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1946) of Robert F. Fennell, Thomas P. Kennedy and Theodore C. Speliotis relative to strengthening the consumer protections and ensuring the proper labeling of fish sold in the Commonwealth. Public Health. Robert F. Fennell
6 H1947 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1947) of Kimberly N. Ferguson, James R. Miceli and Matthew A. Beaton that the Department of Public Health implement a food labeling program for commercially caught, landed and sold saltwater fish . Public Health. Kimberly N. Ferguson
7 H1958 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Paul K. Frost for legislation to require restaurants to identify for customers the presence and origin of food allergens contained in the list of products offered by such restaurants. Public Health. Paul K. Frost
8 H1997 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1997) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to regulate the sharing of foods at potluck events, so-called. Public Health. Louis L. Kafka
9 H2007 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2007) of Kay Khan and others relative to foods containing artificial trans fats. Public Health. Kay Khan
10 H2011 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2011) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property. Public Health. Stephen Kulik
11 H2037 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2037) of Michael J. Moran for legislation to establish guidelines within the Department of Public Health for genetically engineered food. Public Health. Michael J. Moran
12 H2040 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2040) of James M. Murphy and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to prohibit the sale of "energy drinks", so-called, to persons eighteen years old or younger. Public Health. James M. Murphy
13 H2075 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2075) of John W. Scibak, Michael R. Knapik and Denise C. Garlick relative to the use of latex gloves or utensils by food handlers. Public Health. John W. Scibak
14 H2087 By Representative Smizik of Brookline and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2087) of Frank I. Smizik, Michael J. Barrett and others relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene. Public Health. Frank I. Smizik
Michael Barrett
15 H2093 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2093) of Ellen Story and others relative to the definition of genetically engineered material in the labeling of food. Public Health. Ellen Story
16 H2111 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2111) of Joshua Polonsky for legislation to require diaper-changing areas in restrooms of certain restaurants. Public Health. Steven M. Walsh
17 S1043 By Mr. McGee (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1043) of Josh Polonsky for legislation relative to restroom accommodations in family restaurants. Public Health. Thomas M. McGee
18 S1059 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1059) of Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to food labeling of fish. Public Health. Richard T. Moore
19 S1061 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1061) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to prohibit the use of all latex gloves and products by persons who handle food. Public Health. Richard T. Moore
20 S1100 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1100) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions. Public Health. Karen E. Spilka
21 S1103 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars. Public Health. James E. Timilty

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