ASSEMBLY, No. 3053

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 16, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  ERIC HOUGHTALING

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman  RONALD S. DANCER

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman  BOB ANDRZEJCZAK

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  PARKER SPACE

District 24 (Morris, Sussex and Warren)

Assemblyman  ADAM J. TALIAFERRO

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Chiaravalloti, Holley, Gusciora, Assemblywomen Pinkin, Lampitt, Quijano and Downey

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Directs the Div. of Travel and Tourism to publish on its website information on farm-to-table restaurants.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

   


An Act concerning the Division of Travel and Tourism, and supplementing P.L.1977, c.225 (C.34:1A-45 set seq.)

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  The Division of Travel and Tourism shall publish on its Internet website, and update as appropriate, information on farm-to-table restaurants in the State by region, including the name, address, and other pertinent information for each restaurant which the division determines would be of interest for the purposes of educating the public about local sources for fresh, healthy foods and options to support restaurants that use locally grown and produced food products.  For the purposes of this subsection, “region” means north, south, or central New Jersey as designated by the division.

     b.    The division shall establish a process by which farm-to-table restaurants may register for posting on the website, including the criteria to be met for designation as a “farm-to-table restaurant,” and shall promote the program on its website and to restaurants around the State to ensure as much participation as possible.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill directs the Division of Travel and Tourism to publish on its Internet website, and update as appropriate information on farm-to-table restaurants by region in New Jersey.  The bill also directs the division to establish a process by which farm-to-table restaurants may register for posting on the website, including the criteria to be met for designation as a “farm-to-table restaurant.”