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Policy Summary

This policy is located in Montgomery County, Maryland Code of Ordinances, Part II - Local Laws, Resolutions, Ordinances, Etc., Chapter 15 - Eating and Drinking Establishments. History: 2009 L.M.C., ch. 29, §§ 1, 2; 2010 L.M.C., ch. 40, § 1.

Background Information

State Maryland
Jurisdiction Name Montgomery County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Process; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See references to obesity among "children and teens" and "disability among working adults." § 15-15(A)(a)(2)-(3).

Health-related goal?
Yes

See references to "diet-related diseases," "obesity," and "healthier choices in eating and drinking establishments." § 15-15A(a)(1),(2),(6).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

See reference to the "the economic cost of heart disease and stroke." § 15-15A(a)(3).

Includes findings?
Yes

Legislative findings convey the linkages between multiple aspects of diet and health, including total calories, saturated fat, and sodium; and that using food labels is associated with healthier diets. § 15-15A(a).

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 15-15A(b).

Addresses implementation?
Yes

"Between July 1 and July 31, 2010, the Department [of Health and Human Services] must notify all eating and drinking establishments subject to the requirements of this section of the applicable laws and regulations." § 15-15A at "Editor's Note"(b).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Violations may result in license suspension, revocation, or closing of the facility § 15-16. See also § 15-7 ("any violations of this chapter is a class A violation").

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Montgomery County, Maryland Code of Ordinances, Part II - Local Laws, Resolutions, Ordinances, Etc., Chapter 15 - Eating and Drinking Establishments. History: 2009 L.M.C., ch. 29, §§ 1, 2; 2010 L.M.C., ch. 40, § 1.