|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 10, 2021||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S4754
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4754 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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:
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
BILL NUMBER: S4754 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require large supermarkets to make excess edible food available for charities and organizations that provide free food for the needy. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This act shall be cited as "New York State Excess Food" Section 2. Amends Chapter 869 of the laws of 1980.
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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