The county Board of Supervisors is scheduled Tuesday to consider taking action on state legislation proposed by Assemblyman Dave Kelley, R-Idyllwild, making it easier for non-profit, charitable, temporary food facilities to be used in community events.
The existing law was the center of debate between the county Health Department and local chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations that sell food at events such as the Cattle Call and Freedom Fest.
Chamber leaders said the law imposed health standards similar to those for restaurants and the strict requirements forced many non-profit groups to stay away from chamber-sponsored or other community events.
The bill, AB 610, amends the existing California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law to include established clubs, student organizations or campaign committees. The bill allows nonprofit charitable temporary food facilities to operate up to 72 hours once a year for each community event.