AGENDA ITEM #11
June 29, 2010
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
June 25, 2010
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Analyst~
Introduction:
Expedited Bill 39-10, Eating and Drinking Establishments -
Nutrition Labeling - Implementation
Expedited Bill 39-10, Eating and Drinking Establishments - Nutrition Labeling ­
Implementation, sponsored by the Health and Human Services Committee, is scheduled to be
introduced on June 29, 2010. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for July 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 39-10 would establish an implementation schedule for certain eating and drinking
establishments to post certain nutrition information on menu boards and menus. Bill 39-10
would implement the schedule recommended by the Executive and agreed to by the HHS
Committee.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 39-10
Legislative Request Report
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Expedited Bill No.
39-10
Conceming: Eating
and
Drinking
Establishments - Nutrition Labeling ­
Implementation
Draft No. _1_
Revised:
6/22/2010
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Health and Human Services Committee
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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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:
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 39-10
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Sec.
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Section 2 of Chapter 29 of the 2009 Laws of Montgomery County
is amended as follows:
Sec. 2. Effective Date and Implementation.
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Effective Date.
Section 15-15A, inserted by Section 1 ofthis Act, takes
effect on July 1,2010.
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Implementation.
Section 15-15A must be implemented according to
the following schedule:
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Between July
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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.
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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
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which the establishment will comply with
Section 15-15A.
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Any eating and drinking establishment subject to Section 15-15A
must comply with the requirements of that Section
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Sec. 2. Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this Act is
necessary for the immediate protection ofthe public interest. This Act takes effect on
the date on which it becomes law.
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LEGISLAriVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 39-10,
Eating and Drinking Establishments Nutrition Labeling - Implementation
DESCRIPTION:
Expedited Bill 39-10 would establish an implementation schedule for
certain eating and drinking establishments to post certain nutrition
information on menu boards and menus
Code §15-15A (Nutrition Labeling) goes into effect on July 1,2010;
however, the regulations to implement the law will not be approved
until late June.
To provide affected eating and drinking establishments with adequate
time to comply with the County nutrition labeling requirements.
Department of Health and Human Services.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Analyst, 240-777-7815.
To be researched.
Violations of § 15-15A are a Class A violation.
PROBLEM:
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EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
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SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
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