Laws and Bills

Following are laws and legislation against commercialism and the marketing of junk food in schools.

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Daniel Walmer | The Sentinel | March 3rd, 2014

Free-speech debate in Roseville school district
Diana Lambert | Sacramento Bee | October 29th, 2012

School bus advertisements in New Jersey: School districts taking it slow
Rebecca Forand | South Jersey Times | October 22nd, 2012

School Bus Advertising Unhealthy for Children
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity | July 24th, 2012

Ads on buses to earn money
Evan Bevins | Marietta Times | June 4th, 2012

Mo. Senate panel stops bill that would have allowed advertisements on school buses
Associated Press | The Republic | May 16th, 2012

Missouri Bill to Allow School Bus Ads Amended to Include Seat-Belt Mandate
Michelle Fisher | School Transportation News | April 25th, 2012

The Right to Sell Kids Junk
Mark Bittman | The New York Times | March 28th, 2012

Junk food ads prevalent in Maine high schools despite ban, study finds
Jackie Farwell | Bangor Daily News | March 7th, 2012

GOP Senate leader proposes funding fix: School-bus advertising
Michael J. Mishak | Los Angeles Times | March 1st, 2012

California measure would allow ads on public school buses
Jim Sanders | Capitol Alert | February 27th, 2012

Junk food may be returning to school vending machines in Seattle
Brian M. Rosenthal | Seattle Times | December 12th, 2011

St. Paul schools to allow ads at sports events
Star Tribune | August 21st, 2011

The Shifting Environment for Children's Interactive Ads
Marketing Vox | May 15th, 2011

Honolulu BOE chief pitches ads on campus
Star Advertiser | March 21st, 2011

Effort to Limit Junk Food in Schools Faces Hurdles
Kim Severson | The New York Times | December 2nd, 2007

External Links

New York State law on "Commercialism in Public Schools"
| April 6, 1990

Rhode Island law on "Restrictions on Commercial Activity and Fundraising in Public Schools"

Maryland: "Commercialism in Schools Act of 2002"
Maryland State Senator Paul Pinsky |

Maryland: "Captive Audience/Stop Commercialism in Schools Act of 2001"
Maryland State Senator Paul Pinsky |

Wisconsin: AB 103
Wisconsin State Assemblyman Marlin Schneider | February 9, 1999

Washington: "An Act Relating to the Sales of Competitive Foods Sold and Served on Public School Campuses"
Washington State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles | January 24, 2003

New York City:"Junk Food and Soda Free Schools Act"
New York City Councilman David Yassky | November 20, 2002

Kentucky: "...prohibiting the sale or distribution of carbonated beverages in public elementary schools"
Kentucky Representative Tim Feely |

California State Law: Pupil Health
State Senator Martha Escutia | October 14, 2001

Oklahoma: SB 1668 Limiting Access to Vending Machines
Oklahoma State Senaotr Bernest Cain |

Utah: "Elementary School Vending Machine Sales"
Utah State Representative Patricia Jones | January 8, 2003