|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2023||reported and committed to health|
|Jan 04, 2023||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S213
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Samra G. Brouk
(D, WF) 55th Senate District
(D) 30th Senate District
(D, WF) 47th Senate District
(D, WF) 13th Senate District
S213 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Health
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §202-a, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§350-a & 350-e, Gen Bus L; amd §2599-b, Pub Health L
- Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S213 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S213 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, the general business law and the public health law, in relation to food and food product advertising PURPOSE: To protect children from junk food companies targeting them with false or misleading advertisements. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides legislative findings. Section 2 amends subdivision 1 of section 202-a of the Agriculture and Markets law by requiring courts to give special consideration to adver- tising directed at children when determining a violation of this section.
S213 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 213 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, BROUK, HOYLMAN, RAMOS, SKOUFIS -- 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, the general business law and the public health law, in relation to food and food product advertising THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds that children are an inherently vulnerable population, and that marketing unhealthy foods in a targeted and persistent manner to this group is inconsistent with this state's efforts to curb the disastrous health outcomes that follow the overconsumption of these products. Such marketing is inherently misleading, as children often lack the same ability to resist the rewarding cues presented in unhealthy food market- ing as adults. New York has a strong and substantial interest in protecting our children from negative health consequences. Additionally, the power of the state is at its greatest when protecting the health and welfare of its citizens, especially those most vulnerable. Thus, the legislature finds that unfair and deceptive marketing targeted at chil- dren can mislead and manipulate children into lifelong habits, and that such unfair and deceptive advertising should be regulated accordingly. § 2. Section 202-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. IN DETERMINING WHETHER A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION HAS OCCURRED, THE COURT SHALL CONSIDER FACTORS AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO ADVERTISING DIRECTED AT A CHILD PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-A OF GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. § 3. Section 350-a of the general business law is amended by adding three new subdivisions 4, 5 and 6 to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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