senate Bill S8693

Vetoed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to conduct a study on food waste initiatives and to provide recommendations based on the study's findings

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2018 vetoed memo.325
Dec 12, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.266
substituted for a11171
Jun 06, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1619
Jun 05, 2018 committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

S8693 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11171
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2163, A727

S8693 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to conduct a study on food waste initiatives and to provide recommendations based on the study's findings.

S8693 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8693 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8693

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT authorizing  and  directing  the  commissioner  of  environmental
  conservation  to  conduct  a  study  on  food waste initiatives and to
  provide recommendations based on the study's findings

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

  Section  1.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following
terms shall have the following meanings:
  1. "agency" means any state department, agency, board, public  benefit
corporation, public authority, or commission.
  2. "food service establishments" shall include, but not be limited to,
the  following:  full-service restaurants, fast food restaurants, cafes,
delicatessens, coffee shops, and cafeterias.
  3. "commissioner" means the commissioner  of  environmental  conserva-
tion.
  4. "department" means the department of environmental conservation.
  5. "food waste" means food that is not required to meet the needs of a
food  service  establishment  and  which is disposed of in a manner such
that it will not be eaten.
  6. "food waste initiative"  means  an  initiative  regarding  the  use
and/or disposal of food waste.
  §  2. Study. 1. The commissioner is authorized and directed to conduct
a study on food waste initiatives throughout the state. Such study shall
include, but not be limited to:
  a. food waste initiatives implemented or planned to be implemented  by
non-governmental organizations, agencies, and other states and nations;
  b.  any  laws,  rules,  or  regulations proposed or implemented in any
municipality; and
  c. scholarly articles and proposals for food waste initiatives.
  2. Upon request, an agency shall provide the commissioner with  infor-
mation which may help complete the commissioner's study.
  §  3.  Report.  The  commissioner shall submit to the governor and the
legislature, no later than eighteen months after the effective  date  of
this  act,  a report on the findings of the study as well as the commis-
sioner's recommendations for reducing food waste within the state.

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