Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Health Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 6/11/2019 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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Int 0005-2018 *Inez D. Barron Proposed Int. No. 5-ARequiring public information messaging on healthy eating.IntroductionThis bill would require would require that restaurants in New York City display information messaging on healthy eating, including, but not specific to, individuals with diet-related conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. This messaging will include, but not be specific to, the risks of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake. This information will also be available in covered languages. Any restaurant violating these provisions would be liable for a penalty of not more than $500. This legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a one year outreach campaign to ensure restaurants are aware of their requirements under this bill, before the penalty provisions take effect.   Action details Not available
Int 1326-2019 *Mark Levine Proposed Int. No. 1326-ARequiring added sugar notifications in chain restaurants.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue a rule designating an icon to be displayed in a clear and conspicuous manner on (i) menus or menu boards adjacent to the listed prepackaged food items and (ii) prepackaged food items on display, that exceed a specified level of added sugars, including, but not limited to, 100 percent or more of the daily value for added sugars. Such rule would also provide a factual warning statement about high added sugars intake. No later than 1 year after the issuance of such rule, chain restaurants (those with 15 or more restaurants) in New York City must post such icon on or next to a prepackaged food item on display, or next to a prepackaged food item listed on the menu or menu board, and post such warning statement at the point of purchase. Failure to do so would result in financial penalties of $200-500. Finally, this bill would require DOHMH to conduct public outreach to educate restaurants about the requirements of this local law.   Action details Not available
Int 1361-2019 *Mark Levine Proposed Int. No. 1361-ARequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to report on the occurrence of diabetes and diabetes-related health problems and develop a plan to reduce diabetes-related health problems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to report twice a year on the rate of diabetes-related health problems in New York City. The information in such reports will be disaggregated by geographic area and demographic characteristics, where such data is available and while maintaining confidentiality on the individuals included in such data. The bill would also require DOHMH to compile a comprehensive report by December 1, 2021, and submit recommendations and a plan to reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related health problems and to implement the department’s recommendations.   Action details Not available