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April 12, 2013MO |  By: Coffey

Thomson on H.B. 837

Organizers of charity fundraiser in Missouri have expressed concern over a House Bill in the Missouri General Assembly that many have interpreted would shut down fish fry's and other similar events.

State Representative Mike Thomson of Maryville says House Bill 8-37 has been misunderstood and is designed to keep local public health authorities from shutting down those events.

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Thomson says the bill calls for event organizers to post a sign indicating food was prepared in a kitchen not subject to regulation. He adds the sponsor of the bill is attempting to take out wording requiring event organizers to notify public health officials 14 days prior to the event. Thomson also says House Bill 8-37 has a long way to go before being approved by the Missouri House.