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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 4, April 2012, Posted On: 4/3/2012


California Lawmaker Drops Bill Restricting Food Trucks Near Schools


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
food truck, food truck ban, mobile catering, Bill Monning, food trucks near California schools, AB 1678, vending business, street vending

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has shelved a bill that would have restricted food trucks near California schools after it failed to get enough votes to win approval.

Monning introduced the controversial legislation (AB 1678) in February as an effort to curb childhood obesity. It would have prohibited food trucks from coming within 1,500 feet of public elementary and secondary schools, later amended to a 500-ft. exclusion zone.

Critics argued that it made little sense to target food trucks when students would still have access to fast-food restaurants, pizzerias and donut shops.

Monning said he would seek other ways to address his concern about obesity among schoolchildren.

"Mobile food vending that targets students near school campuses remains a pressing issue. The challenge before us is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to establish a shared understanding," the assemblyman said.

"For years, Californians have worked to remove sodas and unhealthful snacks from school grounds," Monning continued. "Vendors are bringing these very items back to the school gate using the mobility of ice cream trucks, pushcarts, and other portable units. This undermines the statewide nutrition improvements that we have established."


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