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S 2905 - Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information - Key Vote

New Jersey Key Votes

Robert Gordon voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires retail food establishments with 20 or more locations nation-wide to post the total number of calories for each item on the menu beginning 1 year after the date of enactment.

Highlights:
-Requires establishments that serve alcohol to post the average caloric value for beer, wine, and spirits, and a label with the following statement: "Signature drinks or liqueurs with added ingredients may increase calorie content" (Sec. 2). -Requires the calorie information of food to be posted clearly and conspicuously adjacent or in close proximity to the applicable menu item (Sec. 2). -Requires the disclosure of calorie information on a menu item that is a combination of at least two menu items to include the minimum and maximum number of calories (Sec. 2). -Requires the disclosure of calorie information, excluding desserts and appetizers, to include both the number of individuals intended to be served by the menu item and the calorie information per individual serving (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the requirements of this Act do not apply to the following (Sec. 2):
    -Items not listed on a standard printed menu or menu board system, including, but not limited to, condiments or other items placed on a table or counter; -Daily specials; -Temporary menu items appearing on the menu for less than 60 days; -Customized orders; and -Food or beverages from a consumer self-serve salad bar or buffet.
-Establishes the following penalties for failing to post calorie information or knowingly falsifying calorie information (Sec. 2):
    -$50 to $100 for the first offense; and -$250 to $500 for the second and subsequent offense.
-Specifies that there is no private right of action against the proprietor of a retail food establishment for a failure to post calorie information (Sec. 2). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (43-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires retail food establishments with 20 or more locations nation-wide to post the total number of calories for each item on the menu beginning 1 year after the date of enactment.

Highlights:
-Requires establishments that serve alcohol to post the average caloric value for beer, wine, and spirits, and a label with the following statement: "Signature drinks or liqueurs with added ingredients may increase calorie content" (Sec. 2). -Requires the calorie information of food to be posted clearly and conspicuously adjacent or in close proximity to the applicable menu item (Sec. 2). -Requires the disclosure of calorie information on a menu item that is a combination of at least two menu items to include the minimum and maximum number of calories (Sec. 2). -Requires the disclosure of calorie information, excluding desserts and appetizers, to include both the number of individuals intended to be served by the menu item and the calorie information per individual serving (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the requirements of this Act do not apply to the following (Sec. 2):
    -Items not listed on a standard printed menu or menu board system, including, but not limited to, condiments or other items placed on a table or counter; -Daily specials; -Temporary menu items appearing on the menu for less than 60 days; -Customized orders; and -Food or beverages from a consumer self-serve salad bar or buffet.
-Establishes the following penalties for failing to post calorie information or knowingly falsifying calorie information (Sec. 2):
    -$50 to $100 for the first offense; and -$250 to $500 for the second and subsequent offense.
-Specifies that there is no private right of action against the proprietor of a retail food establishment for a failure to post calorie information (Sec. 2). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires retail food establishments with 20 or more locations nation-wide to post the total number of calories for each item on the menu beginning 1 year after the date of enactment.

Highlights:
-Requires establishments that serve alcohol to post the average caloric value for beer, wine, and spirits, and a label with the following statement: "Signature drinks or liqueurs with added ingredients may increase calorie content" (Sec. 2). -Requires the calorie information of food to be posted clearly and conspicuously adjacent or in close proximity to the applicable menu item (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the requirements of this Act do not apply to the following (Sec. 2):
    -Items not listed on a standard printed menu or menu board system, including, but not limited to, condiments or other items placed on a table or counter; -Daily specials; -Temporary menu items appearing on the menu for less than 60 days; -Customized orders; and -Food or beverages from a consumer self-serve salad bar or buffet.
-Establishes the following penalties for failing to post calorie information or knowingly falsifying calorie information (Sec. 2):
    -$50 to $100 for the first offense; and -$250 to $500 for the second and subsequent offense.
-This is a substitute bill sponsored by Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Caridad 'Cary' Rodriguez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joan M. Voss (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
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