Monday, February 25, 2013

Sounds of summer

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It may be still February, but summer is not that far away. With it comes the easily identifiable sound of the ice cream truck. Who can't remember running toward truck to get their Creamsicle or RocketPop with the sounds of children screaming, "It's the ice cream man!" floating through the air. So how does one become the ice cream man or woman? At one time there weren't any laws or regulations, but in 2010, Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 270 section 25 was implemented. This new law was designed to provide uniform laws and regulations to cover the sale of ice cream from a vending truck. The new regulations, Title 520, sections 15.00, et seq. went into effect on February 15, 2013 and included a prohibition against issuing a permit to anyone registered as a sex offender as defined by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 6, section 178C, and completing a state and national CORI.
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