LAS VEGAS – In an effort to provide a path to legitimacy for street food vendors, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo and Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar attended a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 92 at the Latin Chamber of Commerce. The new law, which officially came into effect on July 1, requires the establishment of a local board of health in every county and city with a population of 100,000 or more by January 24, 2024.
While the law allows for the legalization of street food vending, it also imposes certain restrictions. According to the legislation, selling food on a sidewalk or pedestrian path within 1,500 feet of a resort hotel, event facility with a capacity of at least 20,000 people, major or minor sports team, convention, or state historical markers is prohibited. Notably, no penalties are currently in place for vendors who violate this rule, as the boards of health are yet to be established.
These restrictions effectively prevent street food vendors from operating on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. However, Senator Fabian Doñate, the primary sponsor of the bill, has clarified that the majority of vendors on the Strip are typically not local residents. The new law aims to provide opportunities for local entrepreneurs to legitimize their small businesses and contribute to the vibrant street food culture in Nevada. Stay tuned for updates on the implementation of licenses for street food vendors in the coming months.
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