|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|May 21, 2013||reported and committed to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S937
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S937 - Details
S937 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S937 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to setting nutrition standards for restaurants distributing incentive items aimed at children PURPOSE: This legislation will set standards by which fast food restaurants must adhere to with regard to the distribution of incentives with the purchase of children's meals. Meals will be required to fall within certain nutritional guidelines which will limit the amount of fat, sugar, calories and sodium per meal. If a meal that is geared for children falls outside of these guidelines, the restaurant will be forced to remove the incentive item. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1352-d which defines the terms: -incentive item - any toy, mane, trading card, admission ticket or other consumer product, whether physical or digital, with particular appeal to children, which is provided directly by the restaurant -meal - any combination of food and drink items offered together for a single price
S937 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 937 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to setting nutrition standards for restaurants distributing incentive items aimed at chil- dren THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1352-d to read as follows: S 1352-D. INCENTIVE ITEMS WITH RESTAURANT FOOD. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL BE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS: A. "INCENTIVE ITEM" SHALL MEAN ANY TOY, GAME, TRADING CARD, ADMISSION TICKET OR OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCT, WHETHER PHYSICAL OR DIGITAL, WITH PARTICULAR APPEAL TO CHILDREN, WHICH IS PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY THE RESTAU- RANT, OR ANY COUPON, VOUCHER, TICKET, TOKEN, CODE OR PASSWORD WHICH IS PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY THE RESTAURANT AND IS REDEEMABLE FOR OR GRANTS DIGITAL OR OTHER ACCESS TO ANY TOY, GAME, TRADING CARD, ADMISSION TICK- ET, OR OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCT WITH PARTICULAR APPEAL TO CHILDREN. B. "MEAL" SHALL MEAN ANY COMBINATION OF FOOD AND DRINK ITEMS OFFERED TOGETHER FOR A SINGLE PRICE. C. "RESTAURANT" SHALL MEAN ANY COFFEE SHOP, CAFETERIA, LUNCHEONETTE, SANDWICH STAND, DINER, SHORT ORDER CAFE, FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, SODA FOUNTAIN, AND ANY OTHER EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH GIVES OR OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAGES TO THE PUBLIC, GUESTS, MEMBERS, OR PATRONS, WHETHER FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED ON OR OFF THE PREMISES. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS FOR MEALS, FOOD ITEMS, AND BEVERAGES THAT MAY BE OFFERED FOR PURCHASE IN COMBINATION WITH AN INCENTIVE ITEM BY A RESTAURANT. A RESTAURANT MAY OFFER AN INCENTIVE ITEM IN COMBINATION WITH THE PURCHASE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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