Bill Text: NY A06852 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the department of agriculture and markets to post the results of its graded inspections of retail food stores on their website.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-21 - referred to cities [A06852 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06852-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 21, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. WILLIAMS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Cities
        AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
          ing the department of agriculture and markets to post the  results  of
          its graded inspections on their website
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 500 of the  agri-
     2  culture  and  markets law, as amended by section 8 of part I1 of chapter
     3  62 of the laws of 2003, is amended and a new subdivision 6 is  added  to
     4  read as follows:
     5    (b)  "Retail  food  store"  means  any  establishment or section of an
     6  establishment where food and food products are offered to  the  consumer
     7  and  intended  for  off-premises consumption, including, but not limited
     8  to, a supermarket, bodega or delicatessen.   The term does  not  include
     9  establishments which handle only pre-packaged, non-potentially hazardous
    10  foods,  roadside  markets that offer only fresh fruits and fresh vegeta-
    11  bles for sale, food service establishments, or food and beverage vending
    12  machines.  For the purposes of this section, "bodega" shall mean a small
    13  grocery or convenience store and "delicatessen" shall mean a store sell-
    14  ing cold cuts, cheeses, and a variety of salads, as well as a  selection
    15  of unusual or foreign prepared foods.
    16    6.  The department shall post the results of its graded inspections on
    17  their website, including the retail food store's name, address, date  of
    18  inspection,  grade  and  a  list of any violations cited within fourteen
    19  days of a graded inspection.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.