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HB 633 — Public Food Service Establishments

by Rep. Raulerson and others (SB 764 by Senator Hays)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill amends s. 509.013, F.S., to exclude from the definition of “public food service establishment”:

  • Any temporary eating place used for food contests or cook offs and maintained by a school, college, university, church, religious organization, nonprofit fraternal organization, or nonprofit civic organization; and
  • Any eating place maintained and operated by an individual or entity at a food contest, cook-off, or temporary event lasting up to three days hosted by a church, religious organization, nonprofit fraternal organization, or nonprofit civic organization.

The bill requires that, upon request by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the organization claiming the exclusion must provide proof of its status as a church, religious organization, nonprofit fraternal organization, or nonprofit civic organization.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 116-0