Expedited Bill No.                         39-10           

Concerning:  Eating and Drinking Establishments – Nutrition Labeling - Implementation        

Revised:  6/22/2010          Draft No.   1  

Introduced:      June 29, 2010                

Enacted:         July 20, 2010                 

Executive:       July 29, 2010                 

Effective:        July 29, 2010                 

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   40    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2010    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By:  Health and Human Services Committee



(1)               establish an implementation schedule for certain eating and drinking establishments to post certain nutrition information on menu boards and menus; and

(2)               generally amend County law regarding eating and drinking establishments.


By amending

2009 Laws of Montgomery County Chapter 29



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

          Sec. 1.  Section 2 of Chapter 29 of the 2009 Laws of Montgomery County is amended as follows:

          Sec. 2.  Effective Date and Implementation.

(a)              Effective Date.  Section 15-15A, inserted by Section 1 of this Act, takes effect on July 1, 2010. 

(b)             Implementation.  Section 15-15A must be implemented according to the following schedule:

(1)             Between July 1 and July 31, 2010, the Department must notify all eating and drinking establishments subject to the requirements of Section 15-15A of the applicable laws and regulations.

(2)             By September 15, 2010, an eating and drinking establishment must submit to the Department an implementation plan.  As part of the implementation plan, an eating and drinking establishment must identify a date by which the establishment will comply with Section 15-15A.

(3)             Any eating and drinking establishment subject to Section 15-15A must comply with the requirements of that Section by January 1, 2011.

Sec. 2.  Expedited Effective Date.  The Council declares that this Act is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  This Act takes effect on the date on which it becomes law.