senate Bill S6216

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of a letter grading system for supermarkets

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S6216 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง501, Ag & Mkts L

S6216 - Summary

Relates to the establishment of a letter grading system for supermarkets.

S6216 - Sponsor Memo

S6216 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6216

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  the
  establishment of a letter grading system for supermarkets

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 501 to read as follows:
  S  501.  SUPERMARKET  GRADING SYSTEM. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"SUPERMARKET" SHALL MEAN ANY ESTABLISHMENT THAT PREDOMINATELY ENGAGES IN
THE SALE OF GROCERIES.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A SYSTEM  FOR  GRADING  INSPECTION
RESULTS FOR SUPERMARKETS. SUCH SYSTEM SHALL USE AND POST LETTERS A, B OR
C  TO  IDENTIFY  AND  REPRESENT SUCH GRADING AND CLASSIFICATION WITH ALL
OTHER LOWER GRADES BEING DEEMED TO BE FAILING  GRADES.  IN  ESTABLISHING
SUCH  SYSTEM  OF  GRADING,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE
PROVISIONS OF THE STATE SANITARY CODE TO ESTABLISH A GRADING SYSTEM THAT
REFLECTS THE SAFETY AND SANITATION OF THE  PREMISES  AND  FOOD  HANDLING
PRACTICES TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH LAW.
  3.  ANY SUPERMARKET SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO SUCH
ESTABLISHMENT THE LETTER GRADE IDENTIFYING AND REPRESENTING  THE  RESULT
OF  SUCH  ESTABLISHMENT'S  MOST  RECENTLY GRADED INSPECTION BY THE LOCAL
HEALTH OFFICER. SUCH POSTING SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES  AND
REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER. FOR ANY SUPERMARKET RECEIV-
ING  A  GRADE  LOWER THAN "A", THE LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER SHALL ADVISE THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS GRADE AND THE FINDINGS UPON  WHICH  SUCH  GRADE  IS
BASED. THE LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER SHALL CONDUCT A SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION OF
SUCH  SUPERMARKET  NO  SOONER THAN SEVEN DAYS, NOR LATER THAN TWENTY-ONE
DAYS AFTER THE INSPECTION AT WHICH THE GRADE WAS GIVEN. IN THE  INTERIM,
THE  PREVIOUS  LETTER  GRADE SHALL REMAIN POSTED. UPON THE CONCLUSION OF
THE SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION, THE LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER  SHALL  DELIVER  FOR
POSTING  A  LETTER TO THE SUPERMARKET WHICH INDICATES THE GRADE FOR SUCH
INSPECTION. IN ADDITION TO A  LETTER  GRADE,  SUCH  ESTABLISHMENT  SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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