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H.B. 176

             1     

FOOD HANDLER PERMIT AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions of the Health Code related to food handler permits and
             10      food safety managers.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    subject to rules established by the Department of Health, exempts an individual
             14      from food handler permit requirements and food safety manager requirements at an
             15      event that is sponsored by a charitable organization where the organization provides
             16      food, free of charge, to a disadvantaged group; and
             17          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24           26-15a-105 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             25      ENACTS:
             26           26-15-5.1 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27     


             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 26-15-5.1 is enacted to read:
             30          26-15-5.1. Exemptions to food handler requirements.
             31          (1) The requirements of Section 26-15-5 do not apply to an individual who handles
             32      food:
             33          (a) at an event sponsored by a charitable organization where the organization provides
             34      food to a disadvantaged group free of charge; and
             35          (b) in compliance with rules established by the department under Subsection (2).
             36          (2) The department may establish additional requirements, in accordance with Title
             37      63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, for individuals handling food at an
             38      event sponsored by a charitable organization under Subsection (1).
             39          Section 2. Section 26-15a-105 is amended to read:
             40           26-15a-105. Exemptions to food service establishment requirements.
             41          (1) The following are not subject to the provisions of Section 26-15a-104 :
             42          (a) special events sponsored by municipal or nonprofit civic organizations, including
             43      food booths at school sporting events and little league athletic events and church functions;
             44          (b) temporary event food services approved by a local health department;
             45          (c) vendors and other food service establishments that serve only commercially
             46      prepackaged foods and beverages as defined by the department by rule;
             47          (d) private homes not used as a commercial food service establishment;
             48          (e) health care facilities licensed under Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and
             49      Inspection Act;
             50          (f) bed and breakfast establishments at which the only meal served is a continental
             51      breakfast as defined by the department by rule;
             52          (g) residential child care providers;
             53          (h) child care providers and programs licensed under Chapter 39, Utah Child Care
             54      Licensing Act;
             55          (i) back country food service establishments; [and]
             56          (j) an event that is sponsored by a charitable organization, if, at the event, the
             57      organization:
             58          (i) provides food to a disadvantaged group free of charge; and


             59          (ii) complies with rules established by the department under Subsection (3); and
             60          [(j)] (k) a lowest risk or permitted food establishment category determined by a risk
             61      assessment evaluation established by the department by administrative rule adopted in
             62      accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             63          (2) Nothing in this section may be construed as exempting a food service establishment
             64      described in Subsection (1) from any other applicable food safety laws of this state.
             65          (3) The department may establish additional requirements, in accordance with Title
             66      63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, for charitable organizations providing
             67      food for free under Subsection (1)(j).




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