senate Bill S6278

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prevention and diversion of food waste

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

S6278 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, amd §27-0107, En Con L

S6278 - Summary

Relates to prevention and diversion of food waste.

S6278 - Sponsor Memo

S6278 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6278

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prevention and diversion of food waste

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "state food waste prevention and diversion act".
  S  2.  Article  27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 28 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 28
              STATE FOOD WASTE PREVENTION AND DIVERSION ACT
SECTION 27-2801. DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. REQUIRED STATE FOOD SERVICE ORGANICS WASTE MANAGEMENT.
        27-2805. POWERS OF AGENCIES.
S 27-2801. DEFINITIONS.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1.  "AGENCY" MEANS ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, BOARD, PUBLIC BENEFIT
CORPORATION, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, OR COMMISSION.
  2. "COMPOSTABLE" MEANS ALL THE MATERIALS IN  THE  PRODUCT  OR  PACKAGE
WILL  (A)  UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING COMPOSTING
TO YIELD CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND  BIOMASS  AT  A
RATE  CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS AND (B) LEAVE NO
VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING NO  ADVERSE  IMPACT
ON  THE  ABILITY  OF  COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH ONCE THE FINISHED
COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL.
  3. "CONTRACTORS" AND "LESSEES" MEAN ANY PERSON OR ENTITY  THAT  HAS  A
CONTRACT  WITH  AN  AGENCY  FOR  PUBLIC  WORKS  OR  IMPROVEMENTS  TO  BE
PERFORMED, FOR A FRANCHISE, CONCESSION OR LEASE OF PROPERTY,  FOR  GRANT
MONIES  OR GOODS AND SERVICES OR SUPPLIES TO BE PURCHASED AT THE EXPENSE
OF THE AGENCY OR TO BE PAID OUT OF MONIES DEPOSITED IN THE  TREASURY  OR
OUT OF TRUST MONIES UNDER THE CONTROL OR COLLECTED BY THE AGENCY.

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

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