senate Bill S4895

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prevention and diversion of food waste

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 28, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S4895 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, amd §27-0107, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6278
2017-2018: S3418

S4895 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prevention and diversion of food waste.

S4895 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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