SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT, WAGERING, TOURISM & HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 2835
with committee amendments
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: NOVEMBER 7, 2022
The Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 2835, with committee amendments.
As amended by the committee, this bill prohibits a State department or agency from completely banning food trucks or mobile food commercial vendors from conducting business on State property.
Under the bill, the State department or agency would be required to develop rules and regulations to ensure safety, prevent the impeding of traffic or access to State buildings or facilities, limit the number of vendors, hours, and locations, and select the vendors for each location. The bill also requires the State department or agency to develop a policy to provide preference for active-duty military, veterans, and their dependents, including a specific set-aside day and location on the State property.
The bill requires sales conducted on State property to take place entirely on State property, and prohibits the evasion of any municipal zoning or health ordinances. The bill does not apply to any private landlord with which the State is engaged for leasing property.
The committee amended the bill to remove references to the “Arletha Atkins Act.”