assembly Bill A2199

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of polystyrene containers by restaurants and food vendors to package unconsumed food

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 17, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A2199 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8079
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-eee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8408
2019-2020: A1057, S2823
2021-2022: S2869

A2199 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the use of polystyrene containers by restaurants and food vendors to package unconsumed food.

A2199 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2199

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI, SIMON, ORTIZ, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED, THIELE -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  use of polystyrene containers by restaurants and food vendors

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-eee to read as follows:
  §  399-EEE.  PROHIBITING  THE USE OF POLYSTYRENE CONTAINERS BY RESTAU-
RANTS AND OTHER FOOD VENDORS TO PACKAGE UNCONSUMED FOOD. 1. DEFINITIONS.
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "POLYSTYRENE"  OR  "POLYSTYRENE FOAM" MEANS BLOWN POLYSTYRENE AND
EXPANDED FOAMS UTILIZING A STYRENE MONOMER AND PROCESSED BY  ANY  NUMBER
OF  TECHNIQUES.  POLYSTYRENE FOAM IS GENERALLY USED TO MAKE CUPS, BOWLS,
PLATES, TRAYS, CLAMSHELL CONTAINERS, MEAT TRAYS AND EGG CARTONS.
  (B) "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT" MEANS  ANY  AREA,  INCLUDING  OUTDOOR
SEATING AREAS, IN WHICH THE BUSINESS IS THE SALE OF FOOD FOR ON-PREMISES
CONSUMPTION.
  (C) "FOOD VENDOR" MEANS ANY STORE, SHOP, SALES OUTLET, OR OTHER ESTAB-
LISHMENT,  INCLUDING  A  DELICATESSEN  OR RESTAURANT THAT SELLS PREPARED
FOODS AND PROVIDES FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF SUCH FOODS.
  (D) "DISPOSABLE  FOOD  SERVICE  WARE"  MEANS  ALL  CONTAINERS,  BOWLS,
PLATES,  TRAYS,  CARTONS,  CUPS, LIDS, AND OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE DESIGNED
FOR ONE-TIME USE FOR PREPARED FOODS AND MAY BE USED TO PACKAGE LEFTOVERS
FROM PARTIALLY CONSUMED MEALS PREPARED BY  FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENTS
AND/OR FOOD VENDORS.
  2.  USE  OF  POLYSTYRENE  DISPOSABLE  FOOD SERVICE WARE PROHIBITED FOR
PACKAGING UNCONSUMED FOOD. NO FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT OR FOOD  VENDOR
SHALL  USE POLYSTYRENE DISPOSABLE FOOD SERVICE WARE FOR THE PACKAGING OF

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