Senator JEAN STANFIELD
District 8 (Atlantic, Burlington and Camden)
Senator JAMES BEACH
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Prohibits State department or agency from completely banning food trucks or mobile food commercial vendors from State property.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on November 7, 2022, with amendments.
An Act prohibiting a State department or agency from completely banning food trucks or mobile food commercial vendors from State property 1[, designated the Arletha Atkins Act,]1 and supplementing Title 52 of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, no State department or agency shall prohibit completely food truck or mobile food sales by a commercial entity from State property. The State department or agency shall adopt such rules or regulations as may be necessary to ensure safety, prevent the impeding of traffic or access to State buildings or facilities, limit the number of vendors, hours, and locations within the property, and select the vendors for each location.
Each State department or agency shall develop a policy that would allow for active-duty military service members, military veterans, and their dependents to be given preference in the selection and location of approved vendors, and the policy shall include, but need not be limited to, a set-aside day and space on the property specifically for approved vendors that meet the above qualifications.
Sales conducted on State property shall take place entirely on State property and shall not be permitted to evade any municipal zoning or health ordinances. This section shall not apply to any private landlord with which the State is engaged for the purposes of leasing property.
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month following enactment.