senate Bill S2544

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Sets nutrition standards for restaurant meals targeting children

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 21, 2021 referred to health

S2544 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1352-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5981

S2544 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Sets nutrition standards for restaurant meals targeting children.

S2544 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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