|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 23, 2017||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3418
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3418 - Details
S3418 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3418 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prevention and diversion of food waste PURPOSE : To require that food service facilities operated by State agencies or their contractors or lessees prevent and divert food waste by participating in food donation and other organics recovery programs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill establishes the short title of "State Food Waste Prevention and Diversion Act." Section two of the bill amends article 27 of the environmental conservation law by adding a new title 28 which would require that covered food service establishments manage their excess unused food, food scraps, and organic waste by minimizing their generation and then diverting them from disposal by choosing from a series of options. After minimizing generation, the highest waste prevention and diversion priority would be donation of excess wholesome food to programs feeding people faced with food insecurity. Additional methods of prevention and diversion include providing food and food scraps as animal feed, and processing remaining organics into soil amendment or
S3418 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3418 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2017 ___________ 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". § 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. § 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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