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Supporting Healthy Food Access—Are There Local Laws For That?
Abingdon, Va., Code § 18-132 (current through April 21, 2016).
This provision exempts people selling fresh farm products (among other exemptions) from a requirement that mobile peddlers, vendors, and canvassers obtain a permit to operate within the town.
Creates an exemption.
Food System Category:
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Refers to supervision of food sales by health officer to ensure sales are occuring in a healthy environment. See sec. 18-132(a)(6) and (a)(6)(e ) specifically.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
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?
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?
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 18-131.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. States that the health officer should collect notice of when and where food concessionaires will sell food, provide information and assistance, and conduct inspections. Sec. 18-132(a)(6).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Violations of any provision can be a Class I Misdemeanor. Sec. 18-142.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Code context and ordinance history
Part II (Code); Chapter 18 (Businesses); Article VI (Peddlers, Vendors and Canvassers). Ordinances: Ord. No. 2-2006, 2-6-06; Ord. of 10-1-12.