Written by NAMA
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:45
Automatic Merchandising Association of Florida
A State Council of the National Automatic Merchandising Association
2300 Lakeview Parkway • Suite 700 • Alpharetta, GA 30009 • Tel: (678)
916-3852 • Fax: (678) 916-3853
The State of Florida recently enacted new vending machine labeling requirements. All food and beverage vending machines must have new labels effective July 1, 2010. This change will protect vending operators from unscrupulous individuals who were stealing business and tax information from current vending machine labels.
There is no fiscal effect on the industry from changes to the FL HB 7157 which goes into effective July 1, 2010, but complying will assist in protecting your corporate identity and tax information. The change requires a mandatory notice posted on all food and beverage vending machines in Florida. The change requires all operators to remove the current posting with all of your personal information as in your FIN number, name and address from the machine and replace with the following statement on each machine:
FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES THIS NOTICE TO BE POSTED ON ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDING MACHINES. Report any machine without a notice to 1-800-352-9273. You may be eligible for a cash reward. DO NOT USE THIS NUMBER TO REPORT PROBLEMS WITH THE VENDING MACHINE SUCH AS LOST MONEY OR OUT-OF-DATE PRODUCTS.
This notice must be displayed on the upper front of a vending machine so it is easily read by the public unless the placement impairs the use of the machine. The notice must be attached to the machine so it is not easily removed. A penalty of $250 can still be imposed on the operator for each vending machine without the notice.
More information is available at www.myflorida.com/dor or call Taxpayer Services at 800-352-3671 between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.
If you have any questions you can contact Mary Lou Monaghan, NAMA Sr. Manager, Government Affairs at
Sr. VP of Government Affairs
National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA)
449-B Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:08