From News Sources –
Recent legislation in Mississippi, banning the obese from eating in restaurants may prove to be a boost for Michigan’s sagging population numbers says Lansing policy makers.
Mississippi, taking the next step in the fight against irresponsible and inexcusable weight gain is enacting legislation preventing restaurateurs from serving people who are overweight. The specific law reads as follows:
“Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or its successor.”
The law says that the penalty for feeding the obese is the loss of their health department certification etc..
Michigan government has acted quickly to cash in on the new legislation as it becomes enacted, with the governor’s office announcing new incentives for Mississippi restaurant owners to relocate to Michigan, as long as they bring their fat customers. Added to that, it was suggested that if the restaurants bring undocumented workers, Michigan could offer more incentives yet.
The governor herself has declined to comment directly, but sources say she has been privately celebrating the legislation, as it may “tip the scales” in Michigan’s favor.