assembly Bill A963

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to supermarkets providing excess edible food to food relief organizations

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S901 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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
Feb 01, 2021 substituted by s901
Jan 21, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.40
Jan 20, 2021 reported
Jan 12, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A963 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S901
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)

A963 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A963 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    963
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 
 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