A bill aimed at restricting mobile food vendors access to schools “will not proceed further this year” according to a press release from Assemblyman Bill Monning, D-Carmel.
The bill , which was introduced by Monning in February, would prohibit itinerant food sellers — such as food trucks or ice-cream push carts — from coming within 1,500 feet of elementary and secondary school campuses from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. school days.
Mobile food vendors and their supporters statewide attacked the measure, fearing its strict limitations could put them out of business.
“Mobile food vending that targets students near school campuses remains a pressing issue,” Monning said in his press release. “The challenge before us is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to establish a shared understanding about the adverse impacts of these practices and the necessity of a statewide legislative solution.”