2019 Bills

SB 71: Repealing Redundant Business Licenses for Food Trucks

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Libertas Institute supports this bill

Staff review of this legislation finds that it is aligned with our principles and merits support.

The Food Truck Freedom law previously passed constrained cities in how they can regulate food trucks. However, several cities have been charging high amounts for fees, requiring duplicative permits, and enforcing location restrictions.

Senator Deidre Henderson is sponsoring Senate Bill 71 to address these problems and further tighten the screws to ensure that existing laws—and their intent—are followed.

The bill requires local land use ordinances to comply with the state law, and requires that the cost of licenses be limited only to the actual cost of processing the license. Further, the bill prohibits cities from requiring permits or fees for a food truck to operate on private property. It also prohibits cities from requiring food trucks to preemptively specify the date, time, or length of stay they will be in a city.

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