Baltimore bill would limit sales to fight tardiness

BALTIMORE A councilwoman has introduced a bill that would prohibit Baltimore restaurants from selling food and drinks after 7:30 a.m. to patrons under age 16, arguing that the enticement of breakfast leads many students to be late for school.

The measure, introduced last week by Democrat Mary Pat Clarke, would fine restaurants $500 for serving students unaccompanied by a parent or an adult at least 21 years old between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on school days.

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