L.A. County Considering Background Checks On Ice Cream Truck Vendors

The Board of Supervisors unanimously instructed its staff to explore regulations that would mandate fingerprinting and a criminal history report for those seeking a license for a business that serves children. The board asked for a report back in 60 days listing businesses whose primary clientele is unsupervised children, along with an analysis of the additional cost and time needed to conduct background checks on vending applicants. “By adding another level of scrutiny to the way we issue business licenses in Los Angeles County, we can do a better job of protecting our communities and keeping our children out of harm’s way,” Knabe said.

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