Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996

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Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An act to To encourage the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals by giving the Model Good Samaritan Food Donation Act the full force and effect of law.
Citations
Public law Pub.L. 104–210
Statutes at Large 110 Stat. 3011
Legislative history
  • Signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 1, 1996

The Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act 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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