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Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA SR 21 - Joint legislative committee on obesity
Summary:Creates a joint legislative committee to study and make recommendations on obesity. This law is proposed in response to the finding that Louisiana has the highest obesity rate among all the states in the nation.
Sponsor(s):Senator David Heitmeier (D)
Status:
As of 6/13/2014: Adopted June 2, 2014
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA SB 513 - Louisiana Obesity Prevention & Management Commission
Summary:This Act creates the Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission within the Department of Health and Hospitals. The Act outlines membership requirements, provides for functions of the commission and to provides for termination of the legislative authority for the commission.
Sponsor(s):Senator David Heitmeier (D)
Status:
As of 6/13/2014: Adopted June 9, 2014