senate Bill S8993

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying charities

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Jun 12, 2018 referred to rules

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S8993 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7936
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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:
S4176, A4398

S8993 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying charities.

S8993 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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