senate Bill S901

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to supermarkets providing excess edible food to food relief organizations

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2021 signed chap.63
Feb 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Feb 01, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.40
substituted for a963
Jan 25, 2021 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.54
Jan 06, 2021 referred to rules

S901 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A963
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld Art 27 Title 30, amd §27-2201, add §27-2218, En Con L; amd §2, Chap of 2020 (as proposed in S.4176-A & A.4398-A)

S901 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to supermarkets providing excess edible food to food relief organizations.

S901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S901 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    901
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   supermarkets  providing  excess  edible  food to food relief organiza-
   tions; to amend a chapter of the laws of 2020  amending  the  environ-
   mental  conservation  law  relating  to requiring supermarkets to make
   excess food available to qualifying entities, as proposed in  legisla-
   tive  bills  numbers S. 4176-A and A.4398-A, in relation to the effec-
   tiveness thereof; to repeal certain provisions  of  the  environmental
   conservation  law  relating  thereto;  and providing for the repeal of
   certain provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative intent. An estimated fifty million Americans,
 including nearly sixteen million children, do not have sufficient  food.
 An  estimated  2.8  million New Yorkers face hunger and food insecurity.
 This legislation is designed to increase food donations  to  food  banks
 and  other  providers  who  feed  the needy while reducing food waste in
 solid waste landfills which create dangerous emissions.
   § 2. Title 30 of article 27 of the environmental conservation law,  as
 added  by  a  chapter  of  the  laws of 2020, amending the environmental
 conservation law relating to requiring supermarkets to make excess  food
 available  to  qualifying  entities,  as  proposed  in legislative bills
 numbers S. 4176-A and A. 4398-A, is REPEALED.
   § 3. Section 27-2201 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
 by adding two new subdivisions 9 and 10 to read as follows:
   9.  "EXCESS EDIBLE FOOD" MEANS EDIBLE FOOD THAT IS NOT SOLD OR USED BY
 A DESIGNATED FOOD SCRAP GENERATOR AND IS STILL SAFE TO BE  CONSUMED  BUT
 IS  BEING DISPOSED OF BY THE GENERATOR, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE UNPACKAGED
 FRESH MEAT, FISH OR POULTRY, FOOD DAMAGED BY PESTS,  MOLD,  BACTERIA  OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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