Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to health
|Feb 17, 2021||
referred to health
Senate Bill S4880
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S4880 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4880 (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.
2021-S4880 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4880 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring food service establishments to permit the use of reusable beverage containers provided by customers SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 names this this bill the "Right to Refill Act." Section 2 amends the public health law to add new section 1352-f.
2021-S4880 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4880 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 17, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 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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