senate Bill S854

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs commissioner of education to establish guidelines providing for donation of excess, unused, edible food from school meals to food assistance programs

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 17, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 16, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 15, 2016 1st report cal.369
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 02, 2015 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 26, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 25, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2015 1st report cal.97
Jan 07, 2015 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Mar 15, 2016 - Agriculture committee Vote

S854
13
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committee
13
Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Mar 15, 2016

Feb 10, 2015 - Agriculture committee Vote

S854
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2015

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S854 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4833
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6453
2011-2012: S4288, A6330
2013-2014: S2332, A5218
2017-2018: S5664, A2409

S854 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education, in cooperation with the commissioner of agriculture and markets, to establish voluntary guidelines to provide for the donation of excess, unused, edible food from school, university or other educational institutions' meal programs to voluntary food assistance programs.

S854 - Sponsor Memo

S854 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   854

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN,
  LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, RITCHIE, SAVINO -- 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 education law,
  in relation to authorizing school districts and institutions of higher
  education to donate excess food to  local  voluntary  food  assistance
  programs

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5-c to read as follows:
  5-C. COOPERATE WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, PURSUANT TO  SUBDI-
VISION THIRTY-TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, TO
DEVELOP  GUIDELINES FOR THE VOLUNTARY IMPLEMENTATION BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS
AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF
SECTION TWO OF THE  EDUCATION  LAW,  OF  PROGRAMS  WHICH  ENCOURAGE  THE
DONATION OF EXCESS, UNUSED, EDIBLE FOOD FROM MEALS SERVED AT SUCH EDUCA-
TIONAL FACILITIES TO LOCAL VOLUNTARY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.
  S  2.  Section  305  of  the  education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 32 to read as follows:
  32. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, SHALL DEVELOP VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES TO
ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE THE ABILITY  OF  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  AND  INSTI-
TUTIONS  OF  HIGHER EDUCATION TO DONATE EXCESS, UNUSED, EDIBLE FOOD FROM
MEALS SERVED AT SUCH EDUCATIONAL  FACILITIES  TO  LOCAL  VOLUNTARY  FOOD
ASSISTANCE  PROGRAMS  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  COMMUNITY FOOD
PANTRIES, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OTHER COMMUNITY AND  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGAN-
IZATIONS THAT DISTRIBUTE FOOD TO THE POOR AND DISADVANTAGED.
  SUCH GUIDELINES MAY INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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