Proposed law would tax some fast food in Nevada
A Nevada lawmaker is proposing a bill that would add a fee to certain fast food items. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Nevada lawmaker is proposing a bill that would add a fee to certain fast food items.
The bill would impose a five cent fee on any fast food containing more than 500 calories.
Assemblyman Harvey Munford proposed the bill and read it for the first time on Thursday.
Under the proposal, a "fast food provider" is any food sold that is intended for immediate consumption and served primarily in or on disposable wrappers, containers or plates.
If the bill passes, fast food restaurants would collect the fees on high-calorie food items and later hand it over to the state.
Money collected by the fee would go to the state general fund.
To read more about the bill, click here.