Agenda Item 7A
April 14, 2017
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
Bill 1-17, Contracts and Procurement - Vending Machine Service
Contracts - Healthy Vending Standards
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation (3-0):
1-17 with a technical amendment.
Bill 1-17, Contracts and Procurement - Vending Machine Service Contracts - Healthy Vending
Standards, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Councilmember Leventhal and Co-Sponsor Councilmember
Rice, Council President Berliner, Councilmember Navarro, Council Vice-President Riemer and
Councilmembers EIrich and Hucker, was introduced on February 7, 2017. A public hearing was
held on February 28 and a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession was
held on March 30.
Bill 1-17 would require certain vending machine service contracts the County enters into to adhere
to certain nutrition standards, and labeling and product placement requirements. Under Bil11-17,
all new vending machine contracts entered into must require:
• all food or beverage items offered for sale be less than 0.5 grams of trans-fat per serving
an no more than 200 milligrams of sodium per package; and
• any beverage offered for sale be less than 250 calories or 20 fluid ounces.
These nutrition requirements would go into effect for any vending machine service contract
entered into on or after the date of enactment of the legislation. In addition, the bill sets forth
certain "healthy vending standards" (©2-3, lines 17-40). Any vending machine service contract
entered into on or after July 1, 2017 must require at least 50% of the food and beverage items
offered for sale meet the healthy vending standards. This increases to 65% for any vending
machine service contract entered into after July 1, 2018.