Currently, retail food establishment license fees are established in statute. The bill authorizes a county or district board (local board) of health to establish fees that are lower than the fees set in statute as long as the local board is in compliance with current law regarding food safety. The bill removes language prohibiting a county government from supplanting funds from increased revenues based on increased license fees for other county programs.
The bill requires a local board that chooses to establish fees lower than those in statute to continue to remit $43 from each fee to the state treasurer.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)