|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2018||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8993
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S8993 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8993 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8993 SPONSOR: ALCANTARA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to requiring supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying charities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill is designed to increase food donations to food banks and other providers who feed the needy and to help reduce dangerous emissions of methane from the decomposition of organic waste in landfills. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends environmental conservation law article 27 by adding a new title 28 to establish the "Excess Food Act." The Excess Food Act provides the following: 1. Definitions. As used in this article shall have the following mean- ing:
S8993 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8993 I N S E N A T E June 12, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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 THE SUPERMARKET DUE TO LABELING, APPEARANCE, SURPLUS OR OTHER SIMILAR CONDITIONS. 2. "QUALIFYING CHARITY" MEANS (A) A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION WHICH PROVIDES FOOD FOR FREE TO NEEDY PERSONS, OR (B) A CHARITY QUALIFIED UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE WHICH PROVIDES FOOD FOR FREE TO NEEDY PERSONS. QUALIFYING CHARITIES SHALL INCLUDE FOOD BANKS AND FOOD PANTRIES QUALIFIED UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTER- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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