senate Bill S4754

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the enactment of the New York State Excess Food Act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Feb 10, 2021 referred to agriculture

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3418
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4-D Head, §§71-y & 71-z, add Art 4-D §§71-aa - 71-dd, Ag & Mkts L; add §97-zzzz, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6750
2019-2020: S4435, A6011

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York state excess food act which provides for mandatory donation of consumable food products; provides mandatory composting of appropriate materials; establishes the New York state excess food fund which will be funded by fines collected from violations of the New York state excess food act.

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4754
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enacting
   the New York state excess food act; and to  amend  the  state  finance
   law, in relation to establishing the New York state excess food fund

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
 state excess food act".
   § 2. The article heading of article 4-D of the agriculture and markets
 law,  as  amended by chapter 869 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read
 as follows:
          [LIABILITY FOR CANNED, PERISHABLE FOOD OR FARM PRODUCTS
          DISTRIBUTED] DISTRIBUTION OF EXCESS FOOD FREE OF CHARGE
   § 3. Section 71-y of the agriculture and markets law,  as  amended  by
 chapter  869  of the laws of 1980, subdivision 1 as amended and subdivi-
 sion 7 as added by chapter 438 of the laws of  2010,  subdivision  5  as
 added  by chapter 286 of the laws of 1984, and subdivision 6 as added by
 chapter 182 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
   § 71-y. Definitions. As used in this article:  1.  "Perishable  foods"
 means  any  food  that  may  spoil  or  otherwise become unfit for human
 consumption because of its nature, type or physical condition.   Perish-
 able  food  includes,  but  is not limited to, fresh or processed meats,
 poultry, seafood, dairy products, bakery products, eggs  in  the  shell,
 fresh  fruits or vegetables and foods that have been packaged, refriger-
 ated or frozen, or otherwise require refrigeration to remain  nonperish-
 able. This definition shall not include game or wild game.
   2.  "Canned  foods"  means  any canned food that has been hermetically
 sealed and commercially processed and prepared  for  human  consumption,
 including  canned  or  preserved fruits, vegetables or other articles of
 food. There is specifically excluded  for  purposes  of  this  [section]
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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