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Licensing for Lettuce presented by Ian Mclaughlin

Licensing for Lettuce presented by Ian Mclaughlin

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  • 1. Licensing for LettuceIan McLaughlinimclaughlin@phlpnet.org © Public Health Law & Policy 2011. This material cannot be copied or reproduced without permission.
  • 2. business licensing: the basicsWHO can do businessWHERE can they locateWHAT other conditions must be met
  • 3. healthy food licensing REQUIRE
  • 4. healthy food licensingProvide incentives when stores stock freshproduce, post signage, etc. Cheaper license program Access to special grants, loans, TA Other incentives specific to your community INCENTIVIZE
  • 5. lessons from tobacco retailer licensingNo licenses near schoolsand youth-populatedareasRestrict density ofretailersRevocation for violationof sales-to-minors laws RESTRICT
  • 6. why adopt a license program? You create the law Significant, meaningful penalties • License suspension or revocation • Holds business accountable • Local enforcement Can apply to new and existing businesses Charge a fee for license to cover enforcement (state law varies)
  • 7. who should be licensed? vs
  • 8. implementation & enforcementWho will issue licensesand collect fees?Who will conductinspections?Who will enforcepenalties?
  • 9. strategies for licensing Know your state and local laws Consider what business practices should be required Identify implementation and outreach partners Offer assistance to businesses in complying with new requirements
  • 10. Ian McLaughlinimclaughlin@phlpnet.org www.phlpnet.org

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