S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 4080 A. 6423
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
March 16, 2011
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered print-
ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MAGEE -- read once and referred to
the Committee on Agriculture
AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
ing food retailers to provide scales for customer use
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 190 of the agriculture and markets
law, as added by chapter 874 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
5. Wherever food or food products are packaged or wrapped for sale by
a retailer in advance of being sold, or offered or exposed for sale, an
accurate computing scale of sufficient capacity shall be maintained.
Such scale shall be [located not more than thirty feet from the pre-
packaged display and shall be so] placed as to be easily accessible to
customers[. A] AND A prominent and conspicuous sign reading "for custom-
er use" shall be displayed on or near such scale.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.