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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Oct 28, 2019 referred to rules

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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