New Oklahoma Micro Market Law Provides Savings For Operators While Promoting Food Safety

May 1, 2019

In a victory for the convenience services industry in Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt signed a law which defines unestablished food establishments -- micro-markets – as well as establishing a license fee structure fair to operators in the state.

“We extend our thanks both to Governor Stitt for signing HB 1055 and Representative Carol Bush, the House bill sponsor, who moved it through the legislative process, all way to the Governor’s desk,” said Michael Dry, Director of Food Manufacturing, Imperial.

The Oklahoma Vending Association (OVA), in partnership with NAMA, spearheaded this legislation, culminating in a focused effort at the association’s lobby day in March. At that time, OVA members met with legislators to educate them on the importance of defining micro markets and establishing a state-wide license fee structure to create certainty for operators as well as health officials in their classification.

“We thank Representatives John Waldron and Marcus McEntire as well as Senators Greg McCortney and J.J. Dossett for their support on this bill. Our own OVA members worked tirelessly to make passage of HB 1055 a reality to benefit the industry,” said Larry Beaman, President of OVA.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1,000-member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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