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Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review


December 10, 2020

Legislation aids in fight against food insecurity -- A new law passed this year which aims to encourage the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. It aligns Tennessee’s donor liability protection standard with the federal standard of gross negligence.

The measure explicitly allows liability protection for the donation of past-date foods and extends liability protection to individuals and organizations that donate directly to individuals for personal use, as long as the food is apparently wholesome and fit for human consump...

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