From Vending Times Vending Industry Advocates To Shape Compliance Requirements For Cook County’s Sugary Beverage Tax
Issue Date: Vol. 57, No. 2, February 2017, Posted On: 1/26/2017
CHICAGO — Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council leaders, along with National Automatic Merchandising Association legislative director Sheree Edwards, are continuing to advocate for the vending industry to help shape compliance requirements for Cook County’s tax on sweetened beverages. The tax goes into effect July 1.
The second of two hearings on the issue will take place on Friday, Jan. 27 and NAMA representatives and IAMC leaders are scheduled to attend.
Leading the effort are Craig Hesch, AH Management (Rolling Meadows, IL); Linda Furlano of A.H. Management, treasurer and vice-president of the Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council; Donnie Anderson of Donny Boy Vending (Bedford Park, IL) and chair of the Illinois Committee of Blind Vendors; and Jennifer Fox of Fox Vending (Bridgeview, IL).
Ahead of the Jan. 27 hearing, NAMA sent the letter below to the Cook County Department of Revenue, signed by nearly 40 NAMA member companies, which is reprinted below.