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Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, Ky. Code of Ordinances § 118.09 (current through Jan. 31, 2019)
Brief Summary
This section requires Food Service Establishments that serve children's meals to offer one of the following items as the default beverage for such meals: (1) Water, sparkling water, or flavored water with no added natural or artificial sweeteners; (2) Milk or a nondairy milk alternative; (3) Fruit juice combined with water or carbonated water; or (4) A beverage containing less than 25 calories per eight ounces and no artificial sweeteners.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Prohibits/discourages something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Kentucky
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Louisville-Jefferson County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to "children's' meals" and "consumption by children." §§ 118.01, 118.09.
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?
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. § 118.01.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The [Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Board of Health] may adopt such regulations or take such other action as may be necessary to implement fully the provisions of this chapter." § 118.97.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. A violation of this chapter…shall be classified as a civil offence and enforced through the Code Enforcement Board as provided in §§ 32.275 et seq. … the civil penalty for violations of this section is not less than $25 and no more than $100 for each offense." Additionally, "the violation of any regulation promulgated by the Board pursuant to this chapter shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of KRS 212.990(3) or any amended or successor statute." § 118.99.
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 section is located in Title XI Business Regulations, Chapter 118 Food Service Establishments. History: Lou. Metro Ord. No. 81-2018, approved 6-7-2018.