Senate Bill S4300

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to the disposal of seized perishable or canned foods

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S4300 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §20-468, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7415

2023-S4300 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the disposal of seized perishable or canned foods; provide such foods should not be disposed of but should be donated to a food relief organization or homeless shelter.

2023-S4300 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4300 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4300
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 7, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
   relation to the disposal of seized perishable or canned foods
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  20-468 of the administrative code of the city of
 New York is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:
   G. (1) IF PERISHABLE OR CANNED FOODS ARE SEIZED FROM A GENERAL VENDOR,
 SUCH ITEMS SHALL BE TAKEN TO THE NEAREST FOOD RELIEF ORGANIZATION AND/OR
 HOMELESS SHELTER.  PERISHABLE AND CANNED FOODS SHALL NOT BE DISCARDED.
   (2) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
 THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (I) "PERISHABLE FOODS" ARE ANY FOOD THAT MAY SPOIL OR OTHERWISE BECOME
 UNFIT  FOR  HUMAN  CONSUMPTION  BECAUSE  OF ITS NATURE, TYPE OR PHYSICAL
 CONDITION.  PERISHABLE FOOD SHALL INCLUDE, 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,  REFRIGERATED OR FROZEN, OR OTHERWISE REQUIRE REFRIGERATION TO
 REMAIN NONPERISHABLE. PERISHABLE FOOD SHALL NOT  INCLUDE  GAME  OR  WILD
 GAME;
   (II)  "CANNED FOODS" ARE ANY FOOD THAT HAS BEEN HERMETICALLY SEALED IN
 A CAN AND COMMERCIALLY PROCESSED AND  PREPARED  FOR  HUMAN  CONSUMPTION,
 INCLUDING PRESERVED FRUITS, VEGETABLES, OR OTHER FOOD ITEMS; AND
   (III)  "FOOD  RELIEF  ORGANIZATION"  MEANS A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION OR
 OTHER NOT-FOR-PROFIT THAT PROVIDES FOOD FOR FREE TO PERSONS EXPERIENCING
 FOOD INSECURITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A FOOD PANTRY, FOOD  BANK,
 OR  SOUP  KITCHEN OR COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES FOOD FOR
 FREE TO PERSONS EXPERIENCING FOOD INSECURITY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08860-01-3

              

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