assembly Bill A7936A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying charities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2018 ordered to third reading rules cal.224
rules report cal.224
reported
Jun 13, 2018 reported referred to rules
Jun 07, 2018 reported referred to codes
Jun 05, 2018 print number 7936a
Jun 05, 2018 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
May 19, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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A7936 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8993
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2806, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4398, S4176

A7936 - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying charities.

A7936 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7936

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  requiring supermarkets to make excess  food  available  to  qualifying
  charities

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

  Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 28 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 28
                             EXCESS FOOD ACT
SECTION 27-2801. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        27-2802. DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT.
        27-2804. EXCLUSIONS.
        27-2805. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY.
        27-2806. CONSTRUCTION.
        27-2807. ENFORCEMENT.
§ 27-2801. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
  SIXTY TO ONE HUNDRED MILLION TONS OF EDIBLE FOOD IN THE UNITED  STATES
IS  DISCARDED,  PRIMARILY  TO  SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS. AN ESTIMATED FIFTY
MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING NEARLY SIXTEEN  MILLION  CHILDREN,  DO  NOT
HAVE  SUFFICIENT  FOOD. DECOMPOSITION OF ORGANIC WASTE ACCOUNTS FOR OVER
FIFTEEN PERCENT OF OUR NATION'S EMISSIONS OF METHANE,  A  POTENT  GREEN-
HOUSE  GAS.    AN ESTIMATED 2.8 MILLION NEW YORKERS FACE HUNGER AND FOOD
INSECURITY. THIS LEGISLATION IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE FOOD  DONATIONS  TO
FOOD  BANKS  AND  OTHER  PROVIDERS WHO FEED THE NEEDY AND TO REDUCE FOOD
WASTE IN SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS WHICH CREATE DANGEROUS EMISSIONS.
§ 27-2802. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10758-05-7

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A7936A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8993
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2806, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4398, S4176

A7936A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying charities.

A7936A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7936--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ABINANTI, WILLIAMS, RODRIGUEZ, ORTIZ, SIMON,
  GALEF, BLAKE, RA, D'URSO, DE LA ROSA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  HOOPER -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  requiring supermarkets to make excess  food  available  to  qualifying
  charities

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

  Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 28 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 28
                             EXCESS FOOD ACT
SECTION 27-2801. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        27-2802. DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT.
        27-2804. EXCLUSIONS.
        27-2805. CONSTRUCTION.
        27-2806. ENFORCEMENT.
§ 27-2801. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
  AN ESTIMATED 2.8 MILLION NEW YORKERS FACE HUNGER AND FOOD  INSECURITY.
THIS  LEGISLATION  IS  DESIGNED TO INCREASE FOOD DONATIONS TO FOOD BANKS
AND OTHER PROVIDERS WHO FEED THE NEEDY  WHILE  REDUCING  FOOD  WASTE  IN
SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS.
§ 27-2802. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:
  1.  "EXCESS  FOOD"  MEANS  EDIBLE  FOOD  THAT IS NOT SOLD OR USED BY A
SUPERMARKET AND IS STILL SAFE TO BE CONSUMED BUT IS BEING DISPOSED OF BY

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

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