QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report

|

Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011, Posted On: 2/19/2011


Nevada Assemblyman Drafts 'Junk Food' Bill


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
Nevada junk food tax, restaurants, convenience stores, Harvey Munford, Brian Sandoval

CARSON CITY, NV -- A Nevada lawmaker is drafting a bill that would levy an extra sales tax as high as 5% on "junk food" purchased in Nevada restaurants and convenience stores. He did not specify whether it would include items sold through vending machines.

Assemblyman Harvey Munford (D-Las Vegas), vice-chairman of the Assembly Taxation Committee, said his inspiration for the "junk food" came from watching first lady Michelle Obama's efforts to get children to exercise more and "eat right." He said the money could help tackle obesity in Nevada by funding state healthcare programs.

Munford categorized junk food as having "no nutritional value" and a format that can be consumed quickly. He cited candy, ice cream, soft drinks, cakes, pies, hamburgers, pizza, chips and French fries as examples, but said he is working with his staff on a clear definition.

Nevada lawmakers proposed junk food taxes in 2003 that were shot down. Gov. Brian Sandoval has vocally opposed any new tax increases.


Topic: Vending Features

Articles:
  • Payment And Vending Sales Increase 9% In Crane Co.'s Second-Quarter
  • Judge Orders Jail Time For Two Vendstar Defendants
  • AVT Begins Automated Retailing Initiative For Hair-Care Industry
  • Fit Pick At NAMA Fly-In: Nutrition Is A Key Focus Of Capitol Hill Meetings And Reception
  • Kraft-Heinz Merger Forms World's Fifth-Largest Food-Beverage Company

Copyright © 2015 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570