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Manatee County, Fla., Code § 2-2-11(b)(6) (current through Oct. 20, 2017)
Brief Summary
This is a law relating to provision of food for employees dealing with an emergency. It requires that emergency food about to expire be donated to food shelves, food banks, food pantries and other "nonprofit organizations providing food and meals for the needy.".
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. Only applies to the County Administrator (in other words the executive branch).
Food System Category: Distribute, Surplus/Waste
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Manatee County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. "the needy" (§ 2-2-11(b)(6)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Food and meals for the needy. 2-2-11(b)(6).
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?
Unclear. This phrase may suggest an economic linkage: "The purchases authorized herein shall be by the most economical means under the circumstances." (Sec. 2-2-11(b).
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. § 2-2-11(a).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The county administrator or acting county administrator shall determine when preparation for a disaster emergency should begin, in consultation with the department director charged with oversight of emergency management activities, whether circumstances constituting an emergency exist, and approve the beginning and end of the time period when food shall be made available to personnel. The determination shall be consistent with this section. . .The county administrator shall establish procedures, subject to review and approval by the clerk of the circuit court, applicable to the purchase, use, and disposition of food, materials, and supplies acquired pursuant to this section. . .A log of names of persons fed and invoices for food, materials, and supplies, along with information identifying the anticipated or actual emergency disaster or other emergency, shall be maintained and submitted to the clerk's finance department together with the determination of the county administrator or acting county administrator pursuant to subsection (b)(1). Sec. 2-2-11(b).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
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
Chapter 2-2 (Administration), Article I (In General), Section 2-2-11 (Purchase of Basic Subsistence for County Employees and EOC Volunteers During Emergencies). History: Ord. No. 92-56, §§ 1, 2, 9-8-92; Ord. No. 93-24, 7-6-93; Ord. No. 98-09, 6-2-98; Ord. No. 98-38, §§ 1—3, 8-4-98; Ord. No. 05-45, §§ 1—3, 6-21-05.