File #: Int 1439-2017    Version: Name: Requiring agencies to notify food rescue organizations before disposing of food.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: 9/8/2017 Law number: 2017/171
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to notify a food rescue organization before disposing of food
Sponsors: Antonio Reynoso, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require any city agency, when confiscating food deemed safe for human consumption by an agent of the department of health and mental hygiene, to notify at least one food rescue organization that they may retrieve such food at their own expense before disposing of the food.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1439-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1439, 4. Int. No. 1439, 5. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 4/26/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/26/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/26/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1439-A - 8/18/17, 10. Committee Report 8/22/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 8/22/17, 12. August 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-24-17, 15. Int. No. 1439-A (FINAL), 16. Mayor's Letter
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9/8/2017AAntonio Reynoso City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2017AAntonio Reynoso Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2017AAntonio Reynoso Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/2017AAntonio Reynoso City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/2017AAntonio Reynoso City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017AAntonio Reynoso Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2017*Antonio Reynoso City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Antonio Reynoso City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Antonio Reynoso City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1439-A

 

By Council Members Reynoso, Salamanca, Rodriguez, Chin, Kallos and Vallone

 

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

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  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 seizure of food. In the event that an agency seizes food when an employee or agent of the department of health and mental hygiene is present and determines that such food meets the sanitary requirements in the New York city health code, such agency shall, before disposing of such food, notify at least one food rescue organization that such organization may retrieve all or part of such food at such organization’s expense. For the purposes of this section, the term “food rescue organization” means an organization that (i) retrieves, stores or distributes food that would otherwise be discarded, donated food or donated grocery products and (ii) donates such food or such grocery products to individuals, distributes such food or such grocery products to other food rescue organizations or otherwise distributes such food or such grocery products in connection with a food emergency program, food donation program or similar program. 

                           § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

LS # 8523

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