Georgia moves toward banning county menu-labeling mandates

ATLANTA A bill prohibiting Georgia’s counties from mandating menu labeling has moved to the desk of Gov. Sonny Perdue after being passed Thursday by the state Senate.

Lawmakers in Georgia have said the bill, believed to be the first of its kind, would spare restaurants from being over-regulated and confused about meeting requirements that could vary from county to county. The pre-emptive measure could become law as New York City, San Francisco and King County,

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