assembly Bill A5978

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs commissioner of health to establish a uniform letter grading system in certain cities to classify results of inspections of entertainment venue food service establishments

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Feb 21, 2017 referred to health

A5978 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S477
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1352-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8458
2011-2012: S4840
2013-2014: S39
2015-2016: S1350
2019-2020: A2375, S850
2021-2022: A3091, S608

A5978 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish a uniform letter grading system to classify the result of an inspection of an entertainment food service establishment; directs such commissioner and local health officers to require the display of any letter grade received pursuant to such system; requires reinspection of establishment receiving a grade of less than "A".

A5978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5978

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 21, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the establishment
  in cities having a population of one million or more of a letter grad-
  ing system to classify inspection results for entertainment venue food
  service establishments

  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-f to read as follows:
  § 1352-F. ENTERTAINMENT VENUE FOOD SERVICE GRADING  SYSTEM.  1.    THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH,  FOR  CITIES  HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE
MILLION OR MORE, A  SYSTEM  FOR  GRADING  INSPECTION  RESULTS  FOR  FOOD
SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENTS,  TEMPORARY  FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS, MOBILE
FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS AND PUSHCARTS AS DEFINED IN THE STATE  SANI-
TARY  CODE,  THAT  ARE  LOCATED  WITHIN  OR OTHERWISE OWNED, OPERATED OR
CONTROLLED BY A PLACE  OF  ENTERTAINMENT,  INCLUDING  ANY  PRIVATELY  OR
PUBLICLY  OWNED AND OPERATED FACILITY SUCH AS A THEATRE, STADIUM, ARENA,
RACETRACK, MUSEUM, AMUSEMENT PARK OR  OTHER  PLACE  WHERE  PERFORMANCES,
CONCERTS,  EXHIBITS,  ATHLETIC  GAMES  OR  CONTESTS ARE HELD FOR WHICH A
DONATION IS RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED, OR AN ENTRY FEE IS CHARGED.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH, FOR CITIES HAVING A POPULATION OF
ONE MILLION OR MORE, A SYSTEM FOR GRADING INSPECTION RESULTS  FOR  PLACE
OF  ENTERTAINMENT FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS. SUCH SYSTEM SHALL USE AND
POST LETTERS A, B OR C TO IDENTIFY AND REPRESENT SUCH GRADING AND  CLAS-
SIFICATION  WITH  ALL  OTHER  LOWER  GRADES  BEING  DEEMED TO BE FAILING
GRADES. IN ESTABLISHING SUCH SYSTEM OF GRADING, THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE AND THE PROVISIONS OF THE
SANITARY CODE TO ESTABLISH A GRADING SYSTEM THAT REFLECTS THE SAFETY AND
SANITATION OF THE PREMISES AND FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES TO ENSURE COMPLI-
ANCE WITH STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH LAWS.
  3.  SUCH  PLACE  OF  ENTERTAINMENT  FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENT SHALL
CONSPICUOUSLY POST NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO SUCH ESTABLISHMENT,  OR  AT  THE
POINT  OF SALE, THE LETTER GRADE IDENTIFYING AND REPRESENTING THE RESULT