senate Bill S3321

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Defines honey and provides standards for honey sold in this state; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Feb 16, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S3321 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5164
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §205, amd §206, Ag & Mkts L

S3321 - Summary

Defines honey and provides standards for honey sold in this state.

S3321 - Sponsor Memo

S3321 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3321

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  LARKIN,  RANZENHOFER  --  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 the
  definition of honey and standards for honey sold in this state; and to
  repeal section 205 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1. Section 205 of the agriculture and markets law is REPEALED
and a new section 205 is added to read as follows:
  S 205. HONEY. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "HONEY"  SHALL MEAN THE NATURAL SWEET SUBSTANCE PRODUCED BY HONEY-
BEES FROM THE NECTAR OF PLANTS OR EXCRETIONS OF PLANT SUCKING INSECTS ON
THE LIVING PARTS OF PLANTS, WHICH BEES COLLECT, TRANSFORM  BY  COMBINING
SUCH  SUBSTANCE  WITH  SPECIFIC  SUBSTANCES OF THEIR OWN, DEPOSIT, DEHY-
DRATE, STORE, AND LEAVE IN THE HONEYCOMB TO RIPEN AND MATURE.
  B. "BLOSSOM HONEY" OR "NECTAR HONEY" SHALL MEAN THE HONEY  THAT  COMES
FROM THE NECTAR OR NECTARS OF A PLANT OR PLANTS.
  C.  "HONEYDEW  HONEY"  MEANS  THE  HONEY THAT COMES PRIMARILY FROM THE
EXCRETIONS OF PLANT SUCKING  INSECTS  (HEMIPTERA)  ON  LIVING  PARTS  OF
PLANTS.
  2. HONEY SHALL CONSIST OF DIFFERENT SUGARS, PREDOMINANTLY FRUCTOSE AND
GLUCOSE,  AS  WELL  AS  OTHER  SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
ORGANIC  ACIDS,  ENZYMES,  AND  SOLID  PARTICLES  DERIVED   FROM   HONEY
COLLECTION.    THE COLOR OF HONEY MAY VARY FROM NEARLY COLORLESS TO DARK
BROWN. THE CONSISTENCY OF HONEY MAY BE FLUID, VISCOUS, OR  PARTIALLY  TO
COMPLETELY  CRYSTALLIZED.  THE  FLAVOR  AND  AROMA OF HONEY MAY VARY BUT
SHALL BE DERIVED FROM PLANT ORIGIN.
  3. HONEY SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL MEET THE STANDARDS SET FORTH IN THIS
SECTION AND SHALL NOT HAVE ADDED TO IT ANY  FOOD  INGREDIENT,  INCLUDING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09334-01-1

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