senate Bill S9046A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to limiting third-party food delivery service charges during COVID-19

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 19, 2020 print number 9046a
Oct 19, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Oct 13, 2020 referred to rules

S9046 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11128
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-v, Gen Bus L

S9046 - Summary

Limits third-party food delivery service charges during COVID-19.

S9046 - Sponsor Memo

S9046 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9046
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 13, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  third-party
   food  delivery  service charges during COVID-19; and providing for the
   repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. The legislature hereby
 finds that on March 7, 2020, the governor of New York declared  a  state
 of  emergency  related  to the COVID-19 pandemic; and has issued various
 emergency  directives  related  to  the  COVID-19  pandemic  that   have
 restricted  the ability of restaurants and other food providers to fully
 operate their businesses.
   These social distancing measures required to mitigate  the  spread  of
 COVID-19  means  that delivery and take-out options from restaurants and
 other food establishments are critical to the public's accessibility  of
 food and addressing any community food insecurity.
   Restaurants  and  other  food  establishments  are restricted in their
 ability to fully utilize their dine-in capabilities  and  the  resultant
 reliance  on  take-out  and  delivery service places a sudden and severe
 financial strain on many establishments,  particularly  those  that  are
 small,  independently  owned  or  minority-owned businesses that already
 operate on thin margins. Adding to financial pressures in  the  industry
 that  predate  the  current  public  health  crisis, it is in the public
 interest to take action to maximize restaurant revenue from delivery and
 pick-up orders to enable these businesses to survive the impacts of  the
 COVID-19  pandemic  and  continue  supporting  a  diverse  workforce and
 contributing to the vitality of our community.
   Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to create  a  statewide
 policy  and  fee structure for third-party food delivery services during
 the state declared COVID-19 emergency while food service  establishments
 have capacity restrictions.
   § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 391-v
 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S9046A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11128
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-v, Gen Bus L

S9046A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits third-party food delivery service charges during COVID-19.

S9046A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9046A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9046--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 13, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to third-party
   food delivery service charges during COVID-19; and providing  for  the
   repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and  intent.  The  legislature  hereby
 finds  that  on March 7, 2020, the governor of New York declared a state
 of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and  has  issued  various
 emergency   directives  related  to  the  COVID-19  pandemic  that  have
 restricted the ability of restaurants and other food providers to  fully
 operate their businesses.
   These  social  distancing  measures required to mitigate the spread of
 COVID-19 means that delivery and take-out options from  restaurants  and
 other  food establishments are critical to the public's accessibility of
 food and addressing any community food insecurity.
   Restaurants and other food  establishments  are  restricted  in  their
 ability  to  fully  utilize their dine-in capabilities and the resultant
 reliance on take-out and delivery service places  a  sudden  and  severe
 financial  strain  on  many  establishments, particularly those that are
 small, independently owned or  minority-owned  businesses  that  already
 operate  on  thin margins. Adding to financial pressures in the industry
 that predate the current public health  crisis,  it  is  in  the  public
 interest to take action to maximize restaurant revenue from delivery and
 pick-up  orders to enable these businesses to survive the impacts of the
 COVID-19 pandemic  and  continue  supporting  a  diverse  workforce  and
 contributing to the vitality of our community.
   Therefore,  it  is the intent of the legislature to create a statewide
 policy and fee structure for third-party food delivery  services  during
 the  state declared COVID-19 emergency while food service establishments
 have capacity restrictions.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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