POLICY DATABASE
Minneapolis, Minn., Code tit 10, ch. 203 (Aug. 7, 2017)
Brief Summary
Law establishes minimum stocking requirements for staple foods for most grocery stores in the city.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. If an "accessory use grocery store" accepts government supplemental nutrition programs, it cannot be exempted from the standards (even though it would otherwise be exempt). (See § 203.10 -- Definition of "accessory use".).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Refers to "healthy food" and "public health, safety and welfare." (§ 203.05).
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?
Yes. The council finds that it is in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare to ensure that grocery stores in the City of Minneapolis provide a certain minimum level of healthy food. Sec. 203.05.
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. § 203.10.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Section 203.20 states that grocery stores are subject to requirements in Chapter 188.
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
Title 10, Food Code; Chptr 203, Grocery Stores. History: (96-Or-005, 2-9-96; 2008-Or-015, 2-29-08; 2009-Or-185, 12-4-09; 2014-Or-092, 10-31-14); 2014-Or-126.