D.C. Law 22-181. Farmer's Market Meter Fee Elimination Amendment Act of 2018.

D.C. Law 22-181. Farmer's Market Meter Fee Elimination Amendment Act of 2018.

AN ACT

To amend the Vending Regulation Act of 2009 to prohibit the Mayor from charging a non-government organization operating a farmer's market a fee related to temporary parking restrictions caused by the farmer's market's occupancy of public space, if the farmer's market participates in the Women, Infants and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Farmer's Market Meter Fee Elimination Amendment Act of 2018".

Amend § 37-131.07

Sec. 2. Section 8 of the Vending Regulation Act of 2009, effective October 22, 2009 (D.C. Law 18-71; D.C. Official Code § 37-131.07), is amended by adding a new subsection (a-1) to read as follows:

"(a-1)(1) The Mayor shall not charge a non-government organization operating a farmer's market a fee related to temporary parking restrictions caused by the farmer's market's occupancy of public space, such as a fee described in 18 DCMR § 2407.20; provided, that the farmer's market participates in the Women, Infants and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program ("FMNP") and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ("SNAP").

"(2) The Mayor may charge a farmer's market operated by a District or federal government agency, regardless of participation in FMNP and SNAP, a fee related to temporary parking restrictions caused by the farmer's market's occupancy of public space, such as a fee described in 18 DCMR § 2407.20.

"(3) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "farmer's market" means a food venue composed of vendors where at least 75% of the vendors are selling agricultural produce.".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.