senate Bill S3222

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the state and local government food waste prevention and diversion act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 28, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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S3222 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 31 §§27-3101 - 27-3105, amd §27-0107, En Con L

S3222 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the state and local government food waste prevention and diversion act; requires facilities generating excess food waste to take measures to minimize such waste.

S3222 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3222 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3222
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. PARKER, ADDABBO, KAMINSKY, KRUEGER -- 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
   prevention and diversion of food waste

   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  "state  and  local  government  food waste prevention and diversion
 act".
   § 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
 adding a new title 31 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 31
      STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOOD WASTE PREVENTION AND DIVERSION
                                    ACT
 SECTION 27-3101. DEFINITIONS.
         27-3103. REQUIRED  STATE  AND  MUNICIPAL  FOOD  SERVICE ORGANICS
                    WASTE MANAGEMENT.
         27-3105. POWERS OF MUNICIPALITIES.
 § 27-3101. DEFINITIONS.
   FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "AGENCY" MEANS ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, BOARD, PUBLIC BENEFIT
 CORPORATION, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, OR COMMISSION.
   2. "COMPOSTABLE" MEANS ALL THE MATERIALS IN  THE  PRODUCT  OR  PACKAGE
 WILL  (A)  UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING COMPOSTING
 TO YIELD CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND  BIOMASS  AT  A
 RATE  CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS AND (B) LEAVE NO
 VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING NO  ADVERSE  IMPACT
 ON  THE  ABILITY  OF  COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH ONCE THE FINISHED
 COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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