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File #: Int 1681-2019    Version: Name: School food waste prevention plans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: 6/12/2021 Law number: 2021/065
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to school food waste prevention plans
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Vanessa L. Gibson, Brad S. Lander, Farah N. Louis, Helen K. Rosenthal, Robert F. Holden, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Kevin C. Riley, Deborah L. Rose, Inez D. Barron, Justin L. Brannan, Oswald Feliz, James F. Gennaro, Carlina Rivera , Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the Chancellor of the Department of Education (DOE) to work with school sustainability coordinators to develop a plan for reducing food waste. This plan would be submitted to the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for recommendations, as well as the Speaker of the Council. The bill would require DOE to submit an annual report with information on DOE’s actions to implement its food waste prevention plan and the Chancellor’s updates to such plan. DSNY shall include the information contained in the report as part of the department’s March 1, 2022 annual recycling report.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1681-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1681, 3. Int. No. 1681, 4. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019, 7. Committee Report 9/18/19, 8. Report - Growing Food Equity in New York City, 9. Hearing Testimony 9/18/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/18/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1681-A - 5/11/21, 12. Committee Report 5/12/21, 13. Hearing Transcript 5/12/21 (Part 1), 14. Hearing Transcript 5/12/21 (Part 2), 15. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 16. May 12, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-12-21, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 12, 2021, 19. Int. No. 1681-A (FINAL), 20. Fiscal Impact Statement, 21. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 22. Local Law 65
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/14/2021AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2021AJames G. Van Bramer Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021AJames G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*James G. Van Bramer Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*James G. Van Bramer Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Economic Development Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2019*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2019*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1681-A

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Kallos, Ayala, Gibson, Lander, Louis, Rosenthal, Holden, Cornegy, Riley, Rose, Barron, Brannan, Feliz, Gennaro, Rivera and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to school food waste prevention plans

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 3 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-307.3 to read as follows:

§ 16-307.3 School food waste. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Chancellor. The term “chancellor” means the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York.

Food purchase contract. The term “food purchase contract” means any purchase order or contract entered into by the department of education, the principal purpose of which is to provide food, and the value of which exceeds $100,000.

School. The term “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York.

Surplus food. The term “surplus food” means any food obtained through a food purchase contract that is not used for the purpose for which it was purchased and that would otherwise be discarded.

b. Food waste prevention plan. No later than October 1, 2021, the chancellor shall prepare and submit to the commissioner a food waste prevention plan. Preparation of such food waste prevention plan shall provide school sustainability coordinators designated pursuant to subdivision c of section 16-307.1 an opportunity to offer ideas concerning food waste prevention. Such plan shall conform to all applicable provisions of law and include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

1. Guidelines for how to identify surplus food that may be safely donated;

2. Any methods the chancellor has identified to reduce the amount of surplus food in schools;

3. Any procedures the chancellor has identified that would allow the department of education or a school to donate surplus food safely and efficiently; and

4. Any barriers the chancellor has identified that would prevent the safe and efficient donation of surplus food.

c. Review by commissioner. The commissioner shall review the plan required pursuant to subdivision b of this section within 90 days of its submission and shall submit recommendations on the plan to the chancellor. The commissioner shall simultaneously submit a copy of the chancellor’s plan and the commissioner’s recommendations to the speaker of the council.

d. Report. On or before February 1, 2022, the chancellor shall submit a report to the commissioner. Such report shall include, at a minimum:

1. A summary of actions taken to implement the food waste prevention plan;

2. A summary of actions that the chancellor proposes be taken to implement such plan; and

3. Any updates or changes to any information included in such plan.

e. The department shall include the information contained in the report prepared pursuant to subdivision d of this section as part of the department’s March 1, 2022 annual recycling report required pursuant to subdivision k of section 16-305.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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