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Berkeley, Cal., Municipal Code § 12.72 (current through Mar. 12, 2019)
Brief Summary
This law requires food vendors that sell children's meals that include a beverage to make the default beverage offered with such meals either water with no added sweeteners, or milk/milk substitute with no added sweeteners.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Prohibits/discourages something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Berkeley
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to "children's meals" and "consumption by children." § 12.72.010.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. This chapter is titled "Healthy Default Beverages Offered wit Children's Meals." Ch. 12.72. It is also found in Title 12 of the code which is titled "Health and Safety." Tit. 12.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 12.72.010.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. See language regarding recovery of costs for implementation of the chapter. § 12.72.050.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Every person who violates any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction, such person shall be punishable as set forth in Chapter 1.20 of this Code." In addition, "every person who violates any provision of this chapter may be subject to administrative citations pursuant to Chapter 1.28 of this Code." § 12.72.040.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This chapter is located in Title 12 - Health and Safety. History: Ord. 7560-NS § 2 (part), 2017.