senate Bill S7789

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the labeling of foods produced with certain types of fertilizer

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Jun 09, 2014 referred to agriculture

S7789 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9827A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §214-o, Ag & Mkts L; add §391-t, Gen Bus L

S7789 - Summary

Relates to the labeling of foods produced with certain types of fertilizer.

S7789 - Sponsor Memo

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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