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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 on menu boards and signs.IntroductionThis bill would require that chain restaurants in New York City post warning notices next to menu items and on signs for items that contain over 12 grams of added sugar. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would be required to craft an added sugar icon and a warning statement on the consequences of consuming added sugars which would then be added to restaurant menus and signs. Additionally, the proposed bill would impose monetary penalties on restaurants that violate this 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