Los Angeles County is considering a proposal to require screening of ice cream truck vendors and operators of other businesses that sell products to unsupervised children.
The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously instructed its staff to explore regulations that would mandate fingerprinting and a criminal history report for those seeking a license for a business that serves children.
“As the ultimate safety net for our most vulnerable residents, we have a responsibility to protect our young children,” said Supervisor Don Knabe, who introduced the motion.
Knabe said that vendors catering to minors tend to congregate near parks, schools and libraries, where children are often unsupervised. Without screening, “We could be unknowingly permitting dangerous individuals to come into contact with innocent children,” he said.
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