senate Bill S214

Amended

Requires the creation and posting of a food allergy poster in all food service establishments

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 28 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 28 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 214A

Summary

Requires the creation of a food allergy poster by the department of health; requires the posting of a food allergy poster in all food service establishments; authorizes the department to charge a fee to cover printing, postage and handling expenses of the posters.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S214
S214A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1352-d, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S5621
2009-2010: A11399

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BILL NUMBER:S214

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to the creation and posting
of food allergy posters in retail establishments

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this legislation is to require the display of
information regarding food allergies and safety practices regarding
cross contamination within food service establishments.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill will amend the public health law by adding new section 1352-d.

JUSTIFICATION:
The dangers associated with food allergies and cross contamination can
be sharply curtailed through the use of proper education and
effective sanitary techniques. By requiring the display of critical
food allergy information within food service establishments, these
safety mechanisms are more likely to be utilized, leading to a lower
incidence of preventable allergic reaction in New York's restaurants.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.
2012: Committee Discharged and Committed to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred and eightieth day after
it shall become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment
and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the
implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and
directed to be made on or before such effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   214

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the  creation  and
  posting of food allergy posters in retail establishments

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1352-d to read as follows:
  S  1352-D.  FOOD  ALLERGIES  POSTERS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT" SHALL HAVE THE  MEANING  AS  SUCH  TERM  IS
DEFINED IN THE STATE SANITARY CODE, EXCEPT THAT IT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY
PUSHCARTS.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CREATE A POSTER CONTAINING INFORMATION ON FOOD
ALLERGIES  FOR  USE  IN  FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND
SPANISH.
  3. EVERY FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT SHALL POST, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, IN AN AREA  VISIBLE  TO  ANYONE
PREPARING OR SERVING FOOD, POSTERS CONTAINING INFORMATION ON FOOD ALLER-
GIES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  4.  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE SUCH POSTERS AVAILABLE AND MAY CHARGE A
FEE TO COVER PRINTING, POSTAGE AND HANDLING EXPENSES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to
be made and completed on or before such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00261-01-3

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