|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to environmental conservation|
|Mar 28, 2019||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S4895
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4895 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4895 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4895 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prevention and diversion of food waste PURPOSE: To require that food service facilities operated by State agencies or their contractors or lessees prevent and divert food waste by partic- ipating in food donation and other organics recovery programs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill establishes the short title of "State Food Waste Prevention and Diversion Act." Section two of the bill amends article 27 of the environmental conserva- tion law by adding a new title 28 which would require that covered food service establishments manage their excess unused food, food scraps, and organic waste by minimizing their generation and then diverting them
S4895 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4895 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prevention and diversion of food waste THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "state food waste prevention and diversion act". § 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 28 to read as follows: TITLE 28 STATE FOOD WASTE PREVENTION AND DIVERSION ACT SECTION 27-2801. DEFINITIONS. 27-2803. REQUIRED STATE FOOD SERVICE ORGANICS WASTE MANAGEMENT. 27-2805. POWERS OF AGENCIES. § 27-2801. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "AGENCY" MEANS ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, BOARD, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, OR COMMISSION. 2. "COMPOSTABLE" MEANS ALL THE MATERIALS IN THE PRODUCT OR PACKAGE WILL (A) UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING COMPOSTING TO YIELD CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND BIOMASS AT A RATE CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS AND (B) LEAVE NO VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING NO ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE ABILITY OF COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH ONCE THE FINISHED COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL. 3. "CONTRACTORS" AND "LESSEES" MEAN ANY PERSON OR ENTITY THAT HAS A CONTRACT WITH AN AGENCY FOR PUBLIC WORKS OR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE PERFORMED, FOR A FRANCHISE, CONCESSION OR LEASE OF PROPERTY, FOR GRANT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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