Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996

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The Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (Pub.L. 104–210, 110 Stat. 3011, enacted October 1, 1996) was created to encourage food donation to nonprofits by minimizing liability. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton, this law, named after Rep. Bill Emerson (who encouraged the proposal but died before it was passed), makes it easier to donate food by allowing donor liability only in cases of gross negligence.[1]

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  1. ^ Culver, Dave (12 January 2013). "Feed the hungry, reduce food waste by promoting and publicizing the obscure Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996". Evergreene Digest: A Journal of Progress for the Rest of Us. 


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