February 09, 2018
By Jeff Helms
Legislation was introduced this week to authorize the storage, sale and dispensing of agricultural products by weight through vending machines.
SB 282 is sponsored by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn. It would require that the price per unit of weight be clearly indicated on the machine. The Department of Agriculture and Industries would routinely inspect vending machines to ensure accurate weights and measures.
The Federation is monitoring this bill.