senate Bill S4176A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying entities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2019 print number 4176a
May 30, 2019 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 04, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

S4176 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4398
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
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:
S8993, A7936

S4176 - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying entities.

S4176 - Sponsor Memo

S4176 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4176

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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
  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.

Co-Sponsors

S4176A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4398
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
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:
S8993, A7936

S4176A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires supermarkets to make excess food available to qualifying entities.

S4176A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4176A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4176--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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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