New California Law to Help Sidewalk Vendors Operate Legally

Sept. 17, 2018, at 7:55 p.m. , By SOPHIA BOLLAG, Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to make it easier for sidewalk vendors to operate legally in the state.


It's one of dozens of bills Brown announced signing Monday, including measures to help voters ensure their mail ballots are counted and standardize balcony inspections.


The new sidewalk vending law will let cities and counties create permit programs for vendors and limits when they can be criminally prosecuted.


"We can start seeing sidewalk vendors for who they are - women and seniors, single parents, and micro-business owners taking that first step to starting their own business," said Sen. Ricardo Lara, the Bell Gardens Democrat who authored the bill, SB946. "Gov. Brown's signature validates that thousands of sidewalk vendors are an important part of our economy."


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