assembly Bill A4398A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying entities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 06, 2019 reported referred to codes
May 29, 2019 print number 4398a
May 29, 2019 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 04, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

A4398 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4176
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 30 §§27-3001 - 27-3005, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7936, S8993

A4398 - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying entities.

A4398 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4398

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  requiring supermarkets to make excess  food  available  to  qualifying
  entities

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

  Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 28 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 28
                             EXCESS FOOD ACT
SECTION 27-2801. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        27-2802. DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT.
        27-2804. CONSTRUCTION.
        27-2805. ENFORCEMENT.
§ 27-2801. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
  SIXTY TO ONE HUNDRED MILLION TONS OF EDIBLE FOOD IN THE UNITED  STATES
IS  DISCARDED,  PRIMARILY  TO  SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS. AN ESTIMATED FIFTY
MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING NEARLY SIXTEEN  MILLION  CHILDREN,  DO  NOT
HAVE  SUFFICIENT  FOOD. AN ESTIMATED 2.8 MILLION NEW YORKERS FACE HUNGER
AND FOOD INSECURITY. DECOMPOSITION OF ORGANIC WASTE  ACCOUNTS  FOR  OVER
FIFTEEN  PERCENT  OF  OUR NATION'S EMISSIONS OF METHANE, A POTENT GREEN-
HOUSE GAS. THIS LEGISLATION IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE  FOOD  DONATIONS  TO
FOOD  BANKS  AND  OTHER PROVIDERS WHO FEED THE NEEDY WHILE REDUCING FOOD
WASTE IN SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS WHICH CREATE DANGEROUS EMISSIONS.
§ 27-2802. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:
  1. "EXCESS FOOD" MEANS EDIBLE FOOD THAT IS  NOT  SOLD  OR  USED  BY  A
SUPERMARKET AND IS STILL SAFE TO BE CONSUMED BUT IS BEING DISPOSED OF BY
THE  SUPERMARKET  DUE  TO LABELING, APPEARANCE, SURPLUS OR OTHER SIMILAR

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

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A4398A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4176
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 30 §§27-3001 - 27-3005, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7936, S8993

A4398A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying entities.

A4398A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4398--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee  on  Environmental  Conservation  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  requiring supermarkets to make excess  food  available  to  qualifying
  entities

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

  Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 30 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 30
                             EXCESS FOOD ACT
SECTION 27-3001. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        27-3002. DEFINITIONS.
        27-3003. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT.
        27-3004. CONSTRUCTION.
        27-3005. ENFORCEMENT.
§ 27-3001. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
  AN ESTIMATED FIFTY MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING NEARLY SIXTEEN MILLION
CHILDREN, DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT FOOD.  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 WHILE REDUCING FOOD WASTE IN SOLID WASTE  LANDFILLS  WHICH  CREATE
DANGEROUS EMISSIONS.
§ 27-3002. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:
  1.  "EXCESS  FOOD"  MEANS  EDIBLE  FOOD  THAT IS NOT SOLD OR USED BY A
SUPERMARKET AND IS STILL SAFE TO BE CONSUMED BUT IS BEING DISPOSED OF BY
THE SUPERMARKET DUE TO LABELING, APPEARANCE, SURPLUS  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR
CONDITIONS.  "EXCESS  FOOD"  SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE: UNPACKAGED FRESH MEAT,

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

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