|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S7789
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7789 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §214-o, Ag & Mkts L; add §391-t, Gen Bus L
S7789 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7789 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the general business law, in relation to the labeling of foods produced with certain types of fertilizer PURPOSE: This bill requires that foods produced with fertilizer containing anaerobically digested human fecal matter be labeled. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Agriculture and Markets Law by adding a new section 214-l, which adds certain definitions and provides for food labeling requirements for certain types of food produced with fertilizer containing anaerobically digested human fecal matter. Section 2 amends the General Business Law by adding a new section 391-o, which adds certain definitions and provides for food labeling requirements for certain types of food produced with fertilizer containing anaerobically digested human fecal matter. Section 3 provides a severability clause. Section 4 provides the effective date.
S7789 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7789 I N S E N A T E June 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 and the general business law, in relation to the labeling of foods produced with certain types of fertilizer 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 214-o to read as follows: S 214-O. THE LABELING OF FOODS PRODUCED WITH CERTAIN TYPES OF FERTI- LIZERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ANAEROBIC DIGESTION" MEANS ANY NATURAL BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES INVOLVING MICROORGANISMS IN THE ABSENCE OF OXYGEN FOR THE PURPOSES OF BREAKING DOWN BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL AND THE CREATION OF METHANE. (B) "COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER" SHALL MEAN ANY SUBSTANCES CONTAINING ONE OR MORE RECOGNIZED PLANT NUTRIENTS WHICH IS USED FOR ITS PLANT NUTRIENT CONTENT, AND WHICH IS DESIGNED FOR USE OR CLAIMED TO HAVE VALUE IN PROMOTING PLANT GROWTH, EXCEPT UNMANIPULATED ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MANURES, AGRICULTURAL LIMING MATERIAL, WOOD ASHES, GYPSUM AND OTHER PRODUCTS EXEMPTED BY REGULATION OF THE COMMISSIONER. (C) "DIGESTATE" MEANS ANY LIQUID OR SOLID THAT IS PRODUCED AS THE RESULT OF THE PROCESS OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION. (D) "EFFLUENT" MEANS ANY GARBAGE, REFUSE, RAW SEWAGE, SEPTAGE OR SLUDGE PRODUCED FROM A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT, WASTE TREATMENT PLANT OR WATER SUPPLY TREATMENT PLANT THAT IS KNOWN TO CONTAIN EXCREMENTITOUS WASTE PRODUCTS OR OTHER WASTES OR WASHINGS FROM THE BODIES OF HUMAN BEINGS. 2. (A) ANY FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION OFFERED FOR RETAIL SALE IN NEW YORK IS MISBRANDED IF IT IS PRODUCED WITH COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER COMPOSED OF DIGESTATE PRODUCED OR PARTIALLY PRODUCED FROM EFFLUENT THAT HAS GONE THROUGH AN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PROCESS AND THAT FACT IS NOT DISCLOSED AS FOLLOWS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15330-03-4
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