senate Bill S4793

Relates to an exemption from the small food processing licensing requirements for pickling

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  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Relates to an exemption from the small food processing licensing requirements for pickling.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4793
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง251-z-4, Ag & Mkts L

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BILL NUMBER:S4793

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to an exemption from the small food processing licensing
requirements for pickling

PURPOSE: This bill would direct the Commissioner of Agriculture and
Markets to include pickling within the purview of the "Home Processor"
exemption to the food processor licensing requirements.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends section 251-z-4 of the Agriculture and Markets Law
to require the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets provide by
regulation for the inclusion of pickling under the "Home Processor"
exemption to the food processor licensing requirements if he or she
determines that the protection of the consumers of the state as a
whole will not be impaired by such action.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently many farmers take advantage of the so called
"Home Processor" exemption from the licensing requirements placed upon
food processors, to turn surplus fruits into jams or jellies. However
this exemption does not currently extend to the pickling of
vegetables. This legislation would direct the Commissioner of
Agriculture and Markets to include pickling under the exemption if he
or she determines that the protection of the consumers of the state as
a whole will not be impaired by such action.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to State.

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

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

                                  4793

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and  markets  law,  in  relation  to  an
  exemption  from  the  small food processing licensing requirements for
  pickling

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

  Section  1.  Section  251-z-4  of  the agriculture and markets law, as
added by chapter 863 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
  S 251-z-4. Exemptions. In addition  to  the  exemptions  specified  in
subdivision  three  of  section  two  hundred  fifty-one-z-two  OF  THIS
ARTICLE, the commissioner [may] SHALL, if he OR SHE determines that  the
protection of the consumers of the state as a whole will not be impaired
by  such  action,  provide by regulation for exemption from licensing of
small food processing establishments, FOR  THE  PROCESSING  OF  FOOD  BY
MEANS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PICKLING, when he OR SHE finds that
such  exemptions  would  avoid  unnecessary regulation and assist in the
administration of this article without  impairing  its  purposes.  Regu-
lations  defining  such  exemptions may classify exempted establishments
with respect to the volume and types of food handled, the types of proc-
essing involved, or with respect to  any  other  factor  or  combination
thereof  which  bear a reasonable relation to the purposes of this arti-
cle. Such exemptions may be conditioned upon  requirements  relating  to
sanitation,  record  keeping  and  reporting  as  the  commissioner  may
require.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any  rules  or  regulations
necessary  for the implementation 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.
                                                           LBD09669-02-3

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