2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:10-25.5 - Definitions Relative To Provision Of Fresh Produce To Urban Communities.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:10-25.5 (2016) What's This?

4:10-25.5 Definitions relative to provision of fresh produce to urban communities.

3.For the purposes of this act:

"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.

"Federal food stamp assistance program" means the federal food stamp program authorized by Title XIII of the "Food and Agriculture Act of 1977," Pub.L.95-113 (7 U.S.C. s.2011 et seq.).

"Federal WIC program" means the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, established pursuant to the federal "Child Nutrition Act of 1966," Pub.L.89-642 (42 U.S.C. s.1771 et seq.).

"Fresh mobile vendor" or "vendor" means a person who has been qualified, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection b. of section 4 of this act, to provide fresh produce to residents of urban food desert communities.

"Fresh Mobiles Initiative" or "Initiative" means the "New Jersey Fresh Mobiles Initiative Pilot Program," established and developed pursuant to this act.

"Low-income food voucher" means any type of food voucher, coupon, stamp, certificate, written authorization, or benefits card, which has been issued to a person by a government entity in accordance with the provisions of the federal food stamp assistance program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal WIC program, the New Jersey Supplementary Food Stamp Program, the Work First New Jersey program, or any other federal or State level nutrition or income assistance program now or hereafter established by law.

"Mobile venue" means a food truck or other vehicle serving as a base of operations from which a fresh mobile vendor may offer fresh produce for sale to consumers in urban food desert communities through participation in the Fresh Mobiles Initiative Pilot Program.

"New Jersey Supplementary Food Stamp Program" means the State level food stamp program, established pursuant to P.L.1998, c.32 (C.44:10-79 et seq.), which applies to non-citizens who were rendered ineligible for federal food stamp program assistance by section 402 of the federal "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996," Pub.L.104-193 (8 U.S.C. s.1612).

"Participating municipality" means a municipality, or physically contiguous urban area in the State, which qualifies as an urban food desert selected by the Secretary of Agriculture to participate in the Fresh Mobiles Initiative Pilot Program established pursuant to this act.

"Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture.

"Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" means the supplemental nutrition assistance program, established pursuant to the federal "Food and Nutrition Act of 2008," Pub.L.88-525 (7 U.S.C.s.2011 et seq.).

"Urban food desert," "urban food desert community," or "community" means a municipality, or physically contiguous urban area in the State, in which residents have limited access to nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, through supermarkets, grocery stores, and farmers' markets.

"Vendor supply area" means a specific street location in a participating municipality where qualified fresh mobile vendors may offer their fresh produce for sale to consumers as part of the pilot program authorized pursuant to this act.

"Work First New Jersey" means the Work First New Jersey temporary public assistance program, established pursuant to P.L.1997, c.38 (C.44:10-55 et seq.) in accordance with authorization received under Title IV of the federal "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996," Pub.L.104-193 (8 U.S.C. s.1601 et seq.).

L.2011, c.223, s.3.


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