File #: Int 1439-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring agencies to notify food rescue organizations before disposing of food.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to notify food rescue organizations before disposing of food
Sponsors: Antonio Reynoso, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require an agency, when confiscating food safe for human consumption, to notify at least two food rescue organizations that they may retrieve such food at their own expense at least 24 hours before disposing of the food.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1439, 2. Int. No. 1439, 3. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 4/26/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/26/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/26/17

Int. No. 1439

 

By Council Members Reynoso, Salamanca, Rodriguez and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to notify food rescue organizations before disposing of food

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Section 17-306 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision t to read as follows:

t. “Food rescue organization.”  Any organization that has as its primary focus the retrieval of edible food that would otherwise be discarded from places such as restaurants, grocery stores, produce markets, or dining facilities and distributing it to local emergency food programs. 

§ 2. Subchapter 2 of chapter 3 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-323.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-323.1 Notification concerning confiscation of food. In the event that an agency confiscates food that is safe for human consumption, the agency shall, at least 24 hours before disposing of such food, notify at least two food rescue organizations that such organizations may retrieve all or part of such food at such organizations’ expense. 

                           § 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

LS # 8523

JCH

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