|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 21, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S2544
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2544 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2544 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2544 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to setting nutrition standards for restaurant meals targeting children SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1352-f which defines the terms: -Targeting Children - an action or action designed to make a meal, food, or beverages offered for purchase by a restaurant appeal to children. Such actions shall include, but are not limited to, the presence of a meal, food or beverage on a menu designated as a kids' menu. The commis- sioner shall also promulgate rules and regulations regarding what actions constitute targeting children. -Meal - any combination of food and drink items offered together for a single price.
S2544 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2544 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 21, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to setting nutrition standards for restaurant meals targeting children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1352-f to read as follows: § 1352-F. RESTAURANT MEALS TARGETING CHILDREN. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL BE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS: A. "TARGETING CHILDREN" SHALL MEAN AN ACTION OR ACTIONS DESIGNED TO MAKE A MEAL, FOOD, OR BEVERAGE OFFERED FOR PURCHASE BY A RESTAURANT APPEAL TO CHILDREN. SUCH ACTIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE PRESENCE OF A MEAL, FOOD OR BEVERAGE ON A MENU DESIGNATED AS A KIDS' MENU OR A MENU OTHERWISE DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING WHAT ACTIONS CONSTITUTE TARGETING CHILDREN. B. "MEAL" SHALL MEAN ANY COMBINATION OF FOOD AND DRINK ITEMS OFFERED TOGETHER FOR A SINGLE PRICE. C. "RESTAURANT" SHALL MEAN ANY COFFEE SHOP, CAFETERIA, LUNCHEONETTE, SANDWICH STAND, DINER, SHORT ORDER CAFE, FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, SODA FOUNTAIN, AND ANY OTHER EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH GIVES OR OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAGES TO THE PUBLIC, GUESTS, MEMBERS, OR PATRONS, WHETHER FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED ON OR OFF THE PREMISES. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS FOR MEALS, FOOD ITEMS, AND BEVERAGES TARGETING CHILDREN THAT MAY BE OFFERED FOR PURCHASE IN COMBINATION BY A RESTAURANT. A RESTAURANT MAY OFFER THE PURCHASE OF A MEAL, FOOD ITEM, OR BEVERAGE TARGETING CHIL- DREN, ONLY IF THE MEAL, FOOD ITEM, OR BEVERAGE, MEETS NUTRITIONAL STAND- ARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER UNDER THIS SECTION. NUTRITIONAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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