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Prince George’s County, Md., Code § 5-2801 et seq. (current through Jan. 30, 2018)
Brief Summary
Provides a regulatory framework for the licensing of mobile food units (called Special Food Service Facility - Mobile Unit) that only sell food at Food Truck Hubs (as defined at §5-189.1(a) in the Prince George's County Code) or at special events, fairs, or festivals. These mobile units do not have to pay a licensing fee. The law establishes an insurance requirement, safety and sanitation requirements, creates a process for suspension/revocation of license, and creates an appeals process.
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Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Maryland
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Prince George's County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Refers to "food deserts in underserved areas." §5-2801.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Refers to "food deserts," and increasing "public access to healthy food options." §5-2801.
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?
Yes. Refers to "encourag[ing] economic development" and "promot[ing] innovative entrepreneurship and revitalization." §5-2801.
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?
Yes. "The purpose and intent of this legislation is to provide a regulatory framework for the licensing of a Special Food Service Facility...The provisions of this law are in response to the need to encourage economic development, increase public access to healthy food options, minimize or eliminate food deserts in underserved areas of the County, and promote innovative entrepreneurship and revitalization in furtherance of the public safety, health and welfare of the citizens and residents of Prince George's County." §5-2801.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 5-2802.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Law sets for requirements for the licensing application and review process. §§5-2804 and 5-2808.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. License may be suspended or revoked for non-compliance; Sec. 5-2809.
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
Subtitle 5 (Businesses and Licenses); Division 28 (Special Food Service Facilities - Mobile Units). Ordinances: CB-51-2015; CB-48-2016.