|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 19, 2018||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.2014
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 31, 2018||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S8884
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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S8884 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8884 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8884 SPONSOR: ALCANTARA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring supermarkets to make surplus food available to qualifying charities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation is designed to increase food donations to food banks and other providers who feed the needy and to help reduce solid food waste in landfills which create dangerous emissions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the agricultural and markets law by adding a new article 16-C to establish the "Surplus Food to Charitable Organ- izations Act." The Act provides the following: 1. The legislative intent.
S8884 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8884 I N S E N A T E May 31, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir- ing supermarkets to make surplus food available to qualifying chari- ties THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The agricultural and markets law is amended by adding a new article 17-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 17-C SURPLUS FOOD TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS ACT SECTION 223. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. 223-A. DEFINITIONS. 223-B. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT. 223-C. EXCLUSIONS. 223-D. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. 223-E. CONSTRUCTION. § 223. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. SIXTY TO ONE HUNDRED MILLION TONS OF EDIBLE FOOD IN THE UNITED STATES IS DISCARDED, PRIMARILY TO SOLID WASTE LAND- FILLS. AN ESTIMATED FIFTY MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING NEARLY SIXTEEN MILLION CHILDREN, DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT FOOD. DECOMPOSITION OF ORGANIC WASTE ACCOUNTS FOR OVER FIFTEEN PERCENT OF OUR NATION'S EMISSIONS OF METHANE, A POTENT GREENHOUSE GAS. 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 AND TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE IN SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS WHICH CREATE DANGEROUS EMISSIONS. § 223-A. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN: 1. "SURPLUS FOOD" MEANS EDIBLE FOOD THAT IS NOT SOLD OR USED BY A SUPERMARKET AND IS BEING DISPOSED OF BY THE SUPERMARKET DUE TO QUALITY STANDARDS, LABELING, APPEARANCE, SURPLUS OR OTHER SIMILAR CONDITIONS. 2. "QUALIFYING CHARITY" MEANS A RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE OR NOT-FOR-PRO- FIT ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES FOOD AT NO COST TO THE POOR, NEEDY, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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