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Long Beach, Cal., Municipal Code ch. 8.17 (Mar. 14 2019)
Brief Summary
This law requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverages to make the default beverage offered with such meals either water with no artificial sweeteners or additives; nonfat or one percent (1%) milk, or non-dairy milk alternative that is under one hundred thirty (130) calories per container and/or serving; or 100% juice, with no artificial sweeteners or additives, that is under forty (40) calories per serving.
Legal Strategies
Prohibits/discourages something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Long Beach
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. This law is found in Title 8 of the code, which is titled "Health and Safety." See also, references to "childhood obesity" and "the children and youth of the City of Long Beach." § 8.17.010.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
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?
Unclear. Although not titled "findings," the "Purpose" section recognizes "the dangers of childhood obesity and the connection between this epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages." § 8.17.010.
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?
Yes. "Recognizing the dangers of childhood obesity and the connection between this epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages, the purpose of this Chapter is to promote healthy lifestyles in the children and youth of the City of Long Beach and to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by limiting the beverages offered in meals for children and youth to healthy choices." § 8.17.010.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 8.17.020.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Although specific penalties are not indicated in this law, it provides that "in addition to all other available remedies at law, this Chapter shall be enforceable through the use of the administrative citation procedures set forth in Chapter 9.65 of this Code." § 8.17.050. That chapter allows for issuance of civil fines. § 9.65.060.
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 8 Health and Safety. History: ORD-17-0027 § 1, 2017.