File #: Int 1514-2017    Version: Name: Facilitating food donations.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 3/16/2017
Enactment date: 9/8/2017 Law number: 2017/176
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to facilitating food donations
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Melissa Mark-Viverito, Antonio Reynoso, Vincent J. Gentile, Ben Kallos, Barry S. Grodenchik, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Sanitation, in conjunction with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, to create and maintain a web portal that will allow prospective food donors and recipients to post notifications concerning the availability of food, including food that would otherwise go to waste, and to arrange for the transportation or retrieval of such food.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1514-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1514, 4. Int. No. 1514, 5. March 16, 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. 1514-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. 1514-A (FINAL), 16. Mayor's Letter
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/8/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1514-A

 

By Council Members Espinal, The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito), Reynoso, Gentile, Kallos, Grodenchik and Vallone

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to facilitating food donations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 4-G to read as follows:

CHAPTER 4-G

FOOD DONATION WEB PORTAL

                     § 16-497 Food donation web portal. Within eighteen months after the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department or another agency or office designated by the mayor, shall, in conjunction with the department of information technology and telecommunications, create or modify and maintain a web portal that will allow prospective food donors and recipients, including but not limited to restaurants, grocery stores, produce markets, dining facilities and food rescue organizations, to post notifications concerning the availability of food, including food that would otherwise go to waste, and to arrange for the transportation or retrieval of such food. Such portal shall, at a minimum, allow (i) a prospective food donor to describe the type and amount of food available, including any information necessary to keep the food safe for human consumption, such as refrigeration requirements, as well as other information necessary to facilitate its donation, (ii) a prospective food recipient to specify the type and amount of food donations it will accept and the areas of the city from which it will accept donations and to receive prompt notification concerning the availability of food satisfying such specifications, and (iii) a prospective food donor and a prospective food recipient to communicate directly through a messaging system within such portal.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately. 

LS 9183

JCH/ARP

8/15/17