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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Statewide mobile food unit license. Defines "mobile food unit" as a food truck or another mobile unit from which food ready for immediate consumption is provided to the public. Requires the state department of health (state department) to adopt rules establishing: (1) a statewide mobile food unit license; and (2) standards for the licensing, operation, and inspection of mobile food units. Provides that a statewide mobile food unit license authorizes the use of the mobile food unit in any county without: (1) inspection by a county or local health department inspector; (2) obtaining a county or local license or permit; Statewide mobile food unit license. Defines "mobile food unit" as a food truck or another mobile unit from which food ready for immediate consumption is provided to the public. Requires the state department of health (state department) to adopt rules establishing: (1) a statewide mobile food unit license; and (2) standards for the licensing, operation, and inspection of mobile food units. Provides that a statewide mobile food unit license authorizes the use of the mobile food unit in any county without: (1) inspection by a county or local health department inspector; (2) obtaining a county or local license or permit; or (3) paying a county or local inspection fee or license or permit fee. Provides that the mobile food unit standards established by the state department: (1) must recognize the advanced technical capabilities of modern mobile food units in the safe and sanitary preparation and handling of food; and (2) must be written to ensure that they will be uniformly interpreted and applied throughout the state. Provides for the inspection of each mobile food unit at least two times per year. Requires the state department to establish license fees and inspection fees. ... View more