In a move that sparked outrage among his voters, Governor Joe Lombardo, AKA Sisolak 2.0, has yet again screwed the people who voted for him, signing SB92. This bill allows illegal immigrants to obtain government licenses or permits to sell food and drinks on the sidewalks of Las Vegas.
One of the sections of the bill, which has drawn sharp criticism, states: “Section 25 of this bill requires a local board of health to adopt regulations to establish a process for a person to apply for a permit, license, or other authorization from the local board of health to operate as a sidewalk vendor and that allow a person applying for any such authorization to: (1) pay any fees required by the local board of health using a payment plan; and (2) obtain any necessary certification as a food handler if the person does not have a driver’s license or identification card.”
Proponents of the bill argue that it aims to support immigrant communities and provide economic opportunities, but this has nothing to do with helping immigrants – it is 100% a bill to help illegal immigrants work with zero consequences for breaking our laws. The bill undermines the rule of law and rewards individuals who are not in the country legally.
Nevada State Senator Fabian Doñate and the Southern Nevada Health District were attempting to normalize people selling food out of coolers and cooking on makeshift firepits on sidewalks in front of actual businesses that pay taxes and rent. Now thanks to Lombardo, illegal immigrants will be taking over the sidewalks — legally!
A food facility health permit, a certificate of occupancy, registering your business with the secretary of state, seller’s permits, employee health permits, sheriffs cards, city and county business licenses, DBA fees, business insurance, and bank accounts? Who needs it! That hassle is for legal law-abiding citizens!
It costs the average restaurant owner somewhere around around $375,000 to open a new restaurant, and months to obtain the proper licenses, health inspections and time to jump through government regulations and red tape. For Food trucks, it can cost between $50,000 – $125,000 to get a food truck business up and running and monthly food truck park rental rates are typically between $500 – $1000 depending on the city. Now illegal aliens will be able to setup shop on the sidewalks of Las Vegas with $5 worth of stolen hotdogs and food bought from EBT cards, cooked on a makeshift grill without a care in the world!
Don’t have a valid driver’s license or identification card, don’t worry you will still get special treatment and be allowed to operate while the rest of the actual business owners in Nevada have to jump through hoop after hoop just to be allowed to operate.
Lombardo teamed up with illegal immigrant enabler, Nevada State Senator Fabian Doñate, to sign the bill into law.
Governor Joe Lombardo told reporters, he understands the bill’s importance and meaning to the Latino community. “Nevada is open for business, and street vendors are a part of the Nevada fabric, and there’s no reason why they can’t operate safely and contribute to what we’re trying to achieve in the state of Nevada,” he said.
We have been reporting on the issue for some time now, how illegal aliens and homeless drug addicts are already allowed to set up open firepits on the Las Vegas Strip where they cook spoiled and rotten foods that would never pass any kind of real health inspection.
I hope all those businesses who pay their taxes, licensing fees, and numerous other government regulated fees see what’s going on here and see who these politicians actually care about because it sure as hell is not you!