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HAPPENINGS AFFECTING OUR INDUSTRY

NASCAR Hall Of Famer Dale Jarrett To Speak At 2014 SEVA Convention
NAMA announced today that Dale Jarrett, former NASCAR champion, will be the special guest speaker at the Southeastern Vending Association (SEVA) 2014 Convention August 5-7 in Destin, Fla. Read press release ...
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NAMA Signs Letter To U.S. House In Suport Of Bonus Depreciation
NAMA recently joined more than 75 business associations and organizations led by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in signing a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives to support of H.R. 4718, a piece of tax legislation that made permanent an important tax provision that expired at the end of 2013. The U.S. House passed H.R. 4718 on July 11, 2014. Read press release ...
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NAMA Emerging Leaders Throughout The Association Are Adding Value As They Take On Expanded Roles At NAMA And Industry-Related Events
Jennifer Skidmore, of J&J Vending, demonstrated ELN's commitment to being a voice for the industry in her recent Op Ed in which she wrote about her opposition to a proposed soda tax in Berkeley, Calif. Skidmore testified against the tax at a recent Berkeley City Council meeting, shedding light on the challenges it would pose to the vending industry and small business owners.
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GOVERNMENT AFFAIR NEWS — FEDERAL & STATE


FEDERAL ISSUES


Agriculture: House Democrats Request Non-GMO Label Rule From USDA
Eighteen House Democrats signed a letter to the Agriculture Department's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) today, calling on USDA to put out a rule that would require companies to specifically state on food labels if an organic product was produced without genetically modified ingredients.
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STATE ISSUES


(California) Stanford Study: Inactivity, More Than Diet, Linked To Obesity Increase
New research from Stanford shows that physical activity — or lack thereof — may be a bigger driver of the obesity epidemic than diet is. The rate of Americans reporting inactivity has skyrocketed. The researchers looked at national survey results of people's health habits — including diet and exercise — from 1988 to 2010. The stunner was the increase in people who reported no leisure-time physical activity. In 1988, 19 percent of women were inactive. By 2010, that number had jumped to 52 percent. For men, the rate nearly quadrupled, going from 11 to 43 percent in the same time period.
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(California) San Francisco Supervisors' Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot
A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, narrowly made it on the November ballot in San Francisco in a 6 to 4 vote by the city's board of supervisors Tuesday. At least six votes were needed for the measure to pass the board. It would have to be approved by two-thirds of the city’s voters to take effect. Supervisors Scott Wiener and Eric Mar said the issue should go to voters and were able to convince fellow supervisor, Mark Farrell, who had been a bit squeamish about implementing the soda tax.
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(California) Jennifer Skidmore: The Proposed Soda Taxes Should Fizzle
On July 1, I testified before the Berkeley City Council, informing them of the strong opposition the vending industry and I have about a soda tax measure being included on their November ballot.

The proposed tax increase, which only needs a simple majority vote to pass, calls for a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages, including sports drinks and sodas. Meanwhile, Berkeley's neighbor, San Francisco, is also mulling a proposal for a sweetened beverage tax, which needs two-thirds support of the population to pass on the November ballot. If either of these taxes is passed, it would be the first such measure in the United States and would impose higher prices on consumers.

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(California) Are Minimum-Wage Hikers Being Stingy? New Berkeley Study Only Looks At Up Side Of San Diego Increase
Fast-food workers and their supporters have rallied on several occasions for a higher minimum wage. Diane Cates, center, a patron of the Wendy's where protestors gathered last year, holds a sign reading Stop Supersizing Poverty. Foes of minimum-wage increases often ask supporters why they are so stingy. If a $10 minimum wage is unquestionably beneficial to the workers and the economy, then why not ratchet that number up to $20 an hour or even $50.
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(D.C.) District Of Columbia Sets Nutrition Standards For Vending, Cafeterias On D.C. Public Property
The District of Columbia will soon require that at least half of the foods and beverages sold through vending machines and elsewhere on D.C. property meet healthy nutrition standards. The requirement was included as part of the D.C. budget, which was passed by the D.C. Council after overriding a veto by Mayor Vincent C. Gray. It sets nutrition standards for the food and drink sold in vending machines, retail establishments, and at meetings and events in D.C. owned and operated buildings and grounds.
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(Florida) Here's The Skinny: Hollywood Vending Machines Adding Healthier Choices
Forget the chips and chocolate. Vending machines at City Hall — and all city-owned buildings in Hollywood — will soon display smarter, healthier choices. Think apple crisps, granola bars and herbal teas. High-calorie goodies like Doritos and M&Ms won't disappear, but there will be fewer of them thanks to a new deal with Miami-based Gilly National, the city's vending machine supplier.
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