assembly Bill A1866

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of polystyrene containers by restaurants and food vendors

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 13, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A1866 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8078
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-eee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5232
2019-2020: A1647, S2307
2021-2022: S2805

A1866 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the use of polystyrene containers by restaurants and food vendors.

A1866 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1866

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  use of polystyrene containers by restaurants and food vendors

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-eee to read as follows:
  § 399-EEE. PROHIBITING THE USE OF POLYSTYRENE  CONTAINERS  BY  RESTAU-
RANTS,  FOOD TRUCKS, AND OTHER FOOD VENDORS. 1. DEFINITIONS. THE FOLLOW-
ING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "POLYSTYRENE" OR "POLYSTYRENE FOAM" MEANS  BLOWN  POLYSTYRENE  AND
EXPANDED  FOAMS  UTILIZING A STYRENE MONOMER AND PROCESSED BY ANY NUMBER
OF TECHNIQUES. POLYSTYRENE FOAM IS GENERALLY USED TO MAKE  CUPS,  BOWLS,
PLATES, TRAYS, CLAMSHELL CONTAINERS, MEAT TRAYS AND EGG CARTONS.
  (B)  "FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENT"  MEANS ANY AREA, INCLUDING OUTDOOR
SEATING AREAS, IN WHICH THE BUSINESS IS THE SALE OF FOOD FOR ON-PREMISES
CONSUMPTION.
  (C) "FOOD VENDOR" MEANS ANY STORE, SHOP, SALES OUTLET, OR OTHER ESTAB-
LISHMENT, INCLUDING A GROCERY STORE,  DELICATESSEN  OR  RESTAURANT  THAT
SELLS PREPARED FOODS.
  (D)  "DISPOSABLE  FOOD  SERVICE  WARE"  MEANS  ALL  CONTAINERS, BOWLS,
PLATES, TRAYS, CARTONS, CUPS, LIDS, AND OTHER ITEMS  THAT  ARE  DESIGNED
FOR  ONE-TIME  USE  FOR  PREPARED  FOODS,  INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
SERVICE WARE TAKEOUT FOODS  AND/OR  LEFTOVERS  FROM  PARTIALLY  CONSUMED
MEALS  PREPARED  BY  FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENTS, FOOD VENDORS, AND/OR
MOBILE FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS.
  (E) "MOBILE FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT" MEANS  A  SELF-CONTAINED  FOOD
SERVICE  OPERATION,  LOCATED  IN  A  VEHICLE OR A MOVABLE STAND, SELF OR
OTHERWISE PROPELLED, USED TO  STORE,  PREPARE,  DISPLAY  OR  SERVE  FOOD
INTENDED FOR INDIVIDUAL PORTION SERVICE.

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