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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 6, 2015 09:46 AM
From: Representative Tina M. Davis and Rep. Cherelle L. Parker
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation Providing for the Regulation of Propane Tanks on Mobile Food Vehicles-Revised Memo
In the near future, we will be introducing legislation that would provide for the regulation of propane tanks on mobile food vehicles.

As you may know, two people died last year of injuries sustained when a propane tank on a mobile food vehicle exploded in Philadelphia. After this tragic event, I learned that while three state agencies have some oversight of mobile food vehicles, no agency is specifically responsible for inspecting propane tanks on these vehicles. With that said, I believe we must do all we can to prevent another incident like the one that occurred in Philadelphia from ever happening again.

The legislation that we will be introducing would provide for various propane-related safety measures, including a requirement that propane tanks on mobile food vehicles be inspected by propane professionals and a requirement that employees on these vehicles be properly trained in the use of propane tanks.

I hope you will consider signing on as a co-sponsor of this important measure.

Introduced as HB1489