senate Bill S3094A

Establishes a pilot program related to making the gluten content of food available at certain state owned, operated, or leased cafeterias

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    • Passed Senate
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  • 30 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1164
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3094A

Summary

Establishes a pilot program related to making the gluten content of food available at certain state owned, operated, or leased cafeterias.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7627A
Versions:
S3094
S3094A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1124
2009-2010: S7460

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BILL NUMBER:S3094A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a pilot program related to making
the gluten content of food available at certain state owned, operated,
or leased cafeterias; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: To provide safety for those with food allergies who are
served through owned, operated or leased state businesses.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One of the bill creates a pilot program making the gluten
content of food available at certain state cafeterias, and providing
for repeal upon expiration thereof.

Section Two provides this act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall become law, and shall expire and be
deemed repealed three years after such date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will create a pilot program to make
available the gluten content of foods served in certain cafeterias
owned by the state. Pursuant to this legislation, the state shall
clearly and conspicuously post and make available all information
regarding the gluten content of foods being served and shall have an
employee available during the hours of operation with the capacity to
identify gluten-free food or beverages.

Approximately 15% of the United States population suffers from gluten
intolerance of one form or another, ranging from gluten sensitivity to
Celiac disease. Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the
small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
Celiac disease affects people in all parts of the world.

Originally thought to be a rare childhood syndrome, celiac disease is
now known to be a common genetic disorder. It is also becoming more
prevalent, as gluten is now used in a far wider variety of foods than
in previous years. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate
gluten, a protein present in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found
mainly in foods, but may also be found in everyday products such as
medicines, vitamins and lip balms.

Celiac disease and gluten intolerance can be disabling and require
sufferers to spend large amounts of time and money treating the
disease or syndrome. This bill will create a pilot program designed to
reduce the suffering of sufferers who patronize state-owned cafeterias
as a way to determine the ultimate cost and feasibility of instituting
gluten labeling requirements in all state owned, leased and operated
eating establishments.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.1124 - Referred to Health 2010:
S.7460 - Referred to Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.


EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall become law, and shall expire and be
deemed repealed three years after such date.

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

                                 3094--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  DILAN, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate
  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed
  to the Committee on Finance --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a pilot program related to making the gluten content
  of  food available at certain state owned, operated, or leased cafete-
  rias; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon  expiration
  thereof

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the commissioner of the office of general services shall  identify  four
state owned buildings, facilities, or complexes where food and beverages
are  offered for sale to the general public or government employees in a
cafeteria setting which are operated or leased by the state, for  inclu-
sion in a gluten content pilot program. One state owned building, facil-
ity,  or  complex for such pilot program shall be located in each of the
following cities: Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse,  and  New  York  City.  The
commissioner shall ensure that the cafeterias contained within the iden-
tified  buildings,  facilities,  or complexes have an employee available
during the hours of operation that can accurately identify upon  request
whether a food or beverage item offered is gluten-free. For the purposes
of  this  section, the term "gluten-free" shall include food or beverage
that is consistent with the Food and Drug Administration's final rule to
define the term "gluten-free" for voluntary use in the labeling of food.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, and shall  expire  and  be  deemed  repealed
three years after such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06810-05-4

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