senate Bill S6813

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring food service establishments to permit the use of reusable beverage and food containers provided by customers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 committed to rules
Mar 18, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 10, 2020 1st report cal.606
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Oct 28, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Mar 10, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S6813
9
4
committee
9
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Mar 10, 2020

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

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S6813 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8722
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1352-f, Pub Health L

S6813 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires food service establishments to permit the use of reusable beverage and food containers provided by customers when requesting a beverage refill or requesting leftovers from a partially consumed meal to be packaged and post signs to inform customers that they are permitted to do so.

S6813 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6813 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6813
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 28, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  requiring  food
   service establishments to permit the use of reusable beverage and food
   containers provided by customers

   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 "right to refill act".
   §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1352-f
 to read as follows:
   § 1352-F. REUSABLE BEVERAGE AND FOOD CONTAINERS PROVIDED BY CUSTOMERS.
 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS  SHALL
 HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A.  "FOOD  SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT" SHALL MEAN A PUBLIC PLACE ENGAGED IN
 THE PREPARATION AND SERVICE ON THE PREMISES OF FOOD AND TO  THE  GENERAL
 PUBLIC.
   B.  "REUSABLE  BEVERAGE  CONTAINER"  SHALL  MEAN A BOTTLE, MUG, CUP OR
 OTHER CONTAINER THAT IS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED TO HOLD BEVERAGES  AND
 IS CAPABLE OF MULTIPLE REUSE.
   C.  "SINGLE-USE" SHALL MEAN A PRODUCT THAT IS DESIGNED AND INTENDED TO
 BE USED ONLY ONCE FOR DRINKING OR EATING, AND IS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED BY
 THE PUBLIC AS AN ITEM THAT IS TO BE DISCARDED AFTER ONE USE.
   D. "DISPOSABLE FOOD SERVICE  CONTAINER"  SHALL  MEAN  ALL  CONTAINERS,
 BOWLS,  PLATES,  TRAYS,  CARTONS,  CUPS,  LIDS  AND OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE
 DESIGNED OR GENERALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE PUBLIC  AS  BEING  DESIGNED  FOR
 SINGLE-USE  TO  HOLD,  CONTAIN,  OR  TRANSPORT  FOODS, INCLUDING BUT NOT
 LIMITED TO, CONTAINERS  FOR  LEFTOVERS  FROM  PARTIALLY  CONSUMED  MEALS
 PREPARED  BY  FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENTS.  THE  TERM "DISPOSABLE FOOD
 SERVICE CONTAINER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE ITEMS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF ALUMINUM
 OR POLYSTYRENE FOAM COOLERS AND ICE CHESTS THAT ARE INTENDED FOR REUSE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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