Local Authority To Impose Food Delivery Fee Restrictions
The During a declared public health disaster emergency, the bill authorizes counties and municipalities to enact ordinances and resolutions that:
- Limit the amount of the fee , excluding a fee related to credit card processing, that a third-party delivery service may charge to a retail food establishment in a county or municipality where indoor dining is prohibited at a capacity of at least 50% or below at the discretion of the county or municipality ;
- Restrict the ability of a third-party food delivery service to reduce the compensation rate or tips paid to a delivery driver or retail food establishment to offset revenue reductions resulting from a fee limit;
- Require that any fee or commission charged to a retail food establishment be disclosed by the third-party food delivery service to the customer; and
- Restrict a third-party food delivery service's ability to
service, or disclose any information about,service a retail food establishment without the retail food establishment's consent; andconsent. Impose civil penalties for a violation of any ordinance or resolution enacted.
The bill also immunizes any county or municipality that enacts an ordinance or a resolution as authorized by the bill from liability for economic damage suffered as a result of the ordinance or resolution.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)