senate Bill S2532B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires chain restaurants to label menu items that have a high content of sodium

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2022 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2022 1st report cal.985
Apr 26, 2022 print number 2532b
Apr 26, 2022 amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2022 print number 2532a
Jan 06, 2022 amend and recommit to health
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 21, 2021 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S2532 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8860
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1356, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8266
2017-2018: A4534
2019-2020: S4930, A3871

S2532 - Summary

Requires chain restaurants to place an icon on menus next to food items that have a high content of sodium.

S2532 - Sponsor Memo

S2532 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2532
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BIAGGI, LIU -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to requiring chain
   restaurants to label menu items that have a high content of sodium
 
   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
 1356 to read as follows:
   § 1356. CHAIN RESTAURANTS;  SODIUM  CONTENT  OF  MENU  ITEMS.  1.  FOR
 PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   A. "CHAIN RESTAURANT" SHALL MEAN A RESTAURANT WHICH IS ONE OF  FIFTEEN
 OR  MORE  RESTAURANTS THAT ARE OPERATED UNDER THE SAME NAME AT DIFFERENT
 LOCATIONS WITHIN THE STATE AND ARE OPERATED UNDER THE SAME OWNERSHIP  OR
 BY FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS.
   B.  "RESTAURANT"  SHALL MEAN ANY COMMERCIAL EATING ESTABLISHMENT WHICH
 IS DEVOTED, WHOLLY OR IN PART, TO  THE  SALE  OF  FOOD  FOR  ON-PREMISES
 CONSUMPTION.
   2.  EVERY  CHAIN RESTAURANT OPERATING WITHIN THIS STATE SHALL CAUSE TO
 BE PLACED ON ITS MENUS A SALT-SHAKER-LIKE SYMBOL NEXT TO ANY  FOOD  ITEM
 THAT  IS OFFERED FOR SALE BY SUCH RESTAURANT THAT CONTAINS MORE THAN TWO
 THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED MILLIGRAMS  OF  SODIUM.  SUCH  MENUS  SHALL  ALSO
 CONTAIN  A  STATEMENT THAT THE PLACEMENT OF SUCH SALT-SHAKER-LIKE SYMBOL
 NEXT TO A MENU ITEM INDICATES THAT SUCH MENU ITEM CONTAINS MORE THAN TWO
 THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED MILLIGRAMS OF SODIUM.
   3. ANY CHAIN RESTAURANT THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS  SECTION
 SHALL  BE  SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY
 DOLLARS FOR EACH MENU THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
 SECTION.
   § 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply to  chain  restaurants
 located  in  any  city  with  a population of one million or more on and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S2532A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8860
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1356, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8266
2017-2018: A4534
2019-2020: S4930, A3871

S2532A - Summary

Requires chain restaurants to place an icon on menus next to food items that have a high content of sodium.

S2532A - Sponsor Memo

S2532A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2532--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BIAGGI, LIU -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health --
   recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate  Rule
   6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  chain
   restaurants to label menu items that have a high content of sodium
 
   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
 1356 to read as follows:
   §  1356.  CHAIN  RESTAURANTS;  SODIUM CONTENT OF MENU ITEMS. 1.  DEFI-
 NITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A. "CHAIN RESTAURANT" MEANS A FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT THAT IS  PART
 OF  A  CHAIN WITH FIFTEEN OR MORE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE STATE DOING BUSI-
 NESS UNDER THE SAME NAME, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE  OF  OWNERSHIP  OF  THE
 LOCATIONS, AND OFFERING FOR SALE SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR MENU ITEMS.
   B.  "DAILY  VALUE"  MEANS THE DAILY REFERENCE VALUE USED BY THE UNITED
 STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IN  CALCULATING  THE  PERCENT  DAILY
 VALUE FOR NUTRITION INFORMATION PROVIDED ON FOOD LABELS.
   C.  "FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENT"  MEANS  A PLACE   WHERE   FOOD   IS
 PREPARED  AND INTENDED  FOR  INDIVIDUAL PORTION SERVICE AND INCLUDES THE
 SITE AT WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL PORTIONS ARE PROVIDED, WHETHER  CONSUMPTION
 OCCURS   ON   OR OFF  THE  PREMISES.  THE TERM  EXCLUDES FOOD PROCESSING
 ESTABLISHMENTS, RETAIL FOOD STORES, PRIVATE HOMES WHERE FOOD IS PREPARED
 OR  SERVED  FOR FAMILY  CONSUMPTION, AND FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS WHERE A
 DISTINCT GROUP MUTUALLY PROVIDES, PREPARES, SERVES  AND  CONSUMES    THE
 FOOD    SUCH   AS "COVERED-DISH   SUPPER" LIMITED   TO  A  CONGREGATION,
 CLUB OR FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06805-04-1
 S. 2532--A                          2

Co-Sponsors

S2532B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8860
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1356, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8266
2017-2018: A4534
2019-2020: S4930, A3871

S2532B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires chain restaurants to place an icon on menus next to food items that have a high content of sodium.

S2532B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2532B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2532--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BIAGGI, LIU -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health --
   recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate  Rule
   6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  chain
   restaurants to label menu items that have a high content of sodium
 
   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
 1356 to read as follows:
   §  1356.  CHAIN  RESTAURANTS;  SODIUM CONTENT OF MENU ITEMS. 1.  DEFI-
 NITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A. "CHAIN RESTAURANT" MEANS A FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT THAT IS  PART
 OF  A  CHAIN WITH FIFTEEN OR MORE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE STATE DOING BUSI-
 NESS UNDER THE SAME NAME, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE  OF  OWNERSHIP  OF  THE
 LOCATIONS, AND OFFERING FOR SALE SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR MENU ITEMS.
   B.  "DAILY  VALUE"  MEANS THE DAILY REFERENCE VALUE USED BY THE UNITED
 STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IN  CALCULATING  THE  PERCENT  DAILY
 VALUE FOR NUTRITION INFORMATION PROVIDED ON FOOD LABELS.
   C.  "FOOD  SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENT"  MEANS  A PLACE   WHERE   FOOD   IS
 PREPARED  AND INTENDED  FOR  INDIVIDUAL PORTION SERVICE AND INCLUDES THE
 SITE AT WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL PORTIONS ARE PROVIDED, WHETHER  CONSUMPTION
 OCCURS   ON   OR OFF  THE  PREMISES.  THE TERM  EXCLUDES FOOD PROCESSING
 ESTABLISHMENTS, RETAIL FOOD STORES, PRIVATE HOMES WHERE FOOD IS PREPARED
 OR  SERVED  FOR FAMILY  CONSUMPTION, AND FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS WHERE A
 DISTINCT GROUP MUTUALLY PROVIDES, PREPARES, SERVES  AND  CONSUMES    THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06805-06-2
 S. 2532--B                          2

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