Proposed food-sharing ordinance dies following council vote

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A proposed ordinance that would've required those who share food and serve it to the hungry to carry permits has died.

The ordinance vote was split among the Kansas City council on Thursday, killing the measure. Councilman John A. Sharp of the 6th District said that while the ordinance is dead, it wouldn't prevent somebody else from re-introducing the idea, but that had yet to happen.

The ordinance was proposed by Councilman Scott Wagner of the 1st District. The permits would've enforced food safety guidelines and encourage volunteers to get trained on how to deal with the city's homeless, Wagner said Wednesday.

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