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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S2258
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S2258 - Details
S2258 - Summary
Provides that the department of agriculture and markets must order a retail food store failing three consecutive sanitary inspections to cease retail operations or suspend or revoke its license until it passes inspection; also provides for a five hundred dollar fine for stores failing to post inspection reports or make copies available to the public upon request.
S2258 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2258 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to sanctions for violations of retail food store sanitary inspection provisions PURPOSE: Provides that the department of agriculture and markets must order a retail food store, after failing three consecutive inspections, to cease operations or suspend or revoke its license. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 2 of section 500 of the agriculture and markets law, to provide that any retail food store failing to post the date and results of its most recent sanitary inspection shall be subject to a penalty of five hundred dollars for each day of violation. Also, it amends subdivision 4 of section 500 of the agriculture and markets law, to provide that the department of agriculture and markets shall order any retail food store that fails three consecutive inspections to cease all retail operation until it passes inspection or suspend or revoke any license issued to such establishment pursuant to article 20-c. JUSTIFICATION: New York passed a supermarket safety law in 2000 requiring every supermarket and retail food store in the state to be inspected at least annually and to post the date and result of its
S2258 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2258 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, DILAN, KRUEGER, PARKER, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to sanc- tions for violations of retail food store sanitary inspection provisions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 4 of section 500 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by section 8 of part I1 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, are amended to read as follows: 2. Each retail food store shall post a copy of the date and results of its most recent sanitary inspection by the department in a conspicuous location near each public entrance, as prescribed by the commissioner. Such copies shall also be made available to the public upon request. ANY RETAIL STORE THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A PENALTY OF UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY OF VIOLATION. 4. The department shall inspect each retail food store at least once in every twelve month period. Any store that fails two consecutive inspections shall be inspected at least once in every six month period until it has passed two consecutive inspections. In the event that a retail food store fails three consecutive inspections, the department [may, in its discretion,] SHALL order such establishment to cease all retail operation until it passes inspection or suspend or revoke any license issued to such establishment pursuant to article twenty-C of this chapter. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately the commissioner of agriculture and markets is authorized to promulgate rules and regu- lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effec- tive date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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