HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4125        FILED ON: 3/20/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3918



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to food service establishments..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Section 127A of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the 1st paragraph, the following paragraph:-

       The department shall adopt public health regulations that require those establishments engaged in the “take out” food service business, which do not have a restroom accessible to the general public,  to install a sink on their premises for the purpose of hand washing; provided, however, that the food service business may install, in the alternative, an acceptable hand sanitizer for the use by its patrons and employees.