senate Bill S4080

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires food retailers to provide scales for customer use

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

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view actions (13)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2011 signed chap.43
May 20, 2011 delivered to governor
May 09, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.263
substituted for a6423
Apr 04, 2011 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 28, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 24, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 23, 2011 1st report cal.261
Mar 16, 2011 referred to agriculture

S4080 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง190, Ag & Mkts L

S4080 - Summary

Requires food retailers to provide scales for customer use in an accessible location and with a conspicuous sign reading "for customer use".

S4080 - Sponsor Memo

S4080 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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


  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.


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