Week ending February 9, 2018
H.R.772 – Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017
HR 772 amends current law to revise the nutritional information that restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose.
The nutrition information should be posted on the menu board and should include the number of calories contained in the whole menu item;
the number of servings and number of calories per serving; or
the number of calories per common unit of the item
Nutritional information may be provided on line for restaurants where most orders are ordered by customers who are off-premises.
Such standards shall allow a restaurant or similar retail food establishment to determine and disclose such content by using any of the following methods: ranges, averages, individual labeling of flavors or components, or labeling of one preset standard build.
A restaurant or similar retail food establishment shall not be liable in any civil action in Federal or State court (other than an action brought by the United States or a State) for any claims arising out of an alleged violation of this clause; or any State law permitted under section 403A(a)(4).”.
(Full text of H.R. 772 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 01/31/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 – 157, 1 Present (Roll no. 56)
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 772 would cost $8 million over the 2018-2022 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Enacting H.R. 772 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 772 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 772 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not impose costs on state, local, or tribal governments.
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
Duplication of programs: Data not available
Direct Rule-Making: Data not available
Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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