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S01422 Summary:

Add 214-o, amd 190, Ag & Mkts L
Requires certain information to be included on labeling of fish by fish wholesalers.
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S01422 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to labeling
          requirements for fish wholesalers
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.    Subdivision  2  of  section  190 of the agriculture and
     2  markets law, as added by chapter 874 of the laws of 1977, is amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    2.  All  food and food products which are sold, offered or exposed for
     5  sale by wholesalers, packers, distributors or jobbers shall be sold,  or
     6  offered or exposed for sale by net weight, standard measure or numerical
     7  count  and  shall  be  plainly  marked, in such form or manner as may be
     8  prescribed by the commissioner, by such person offering the food or food
     9  products  for  sale  except  that,  unless  required  pursuant  to   the
    10  provisions  of  section two hundred fourteen-o of this chapter, it shall
    11  not be necessary to so mark meat, meat  products  or  fish,  other  than
    12  shellfish  in natural form, provided the net weight be stated on a writ-
    13  ten invoice and on the shipping container of the meat, meat  product  or
    14  fish.
    15    §  2.  The  agriculture  and  markets  law  is amended by adding a new
    16  section 214-o to read as follows:
    17    § 214-o. Labeling requirements for fish wholesalers.   1.  Any  whole-
    18  saler  that  sells,  offers  for  sale,  transports  or transacts in the
    19  purchase or sale of fish for human consumption and packages such fish in
    20  sealed containers, shall cause such containers  to  be  clearly  labeled
    21  with the following:
    22    (a)  the  identity and the weight, standard measure or numerical count
    23  of the fish;
    24    (b) the name and address of the shipper, packer or distributor  there-
    25  of; and

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 1422                             2
     1    (c) the state of the origin thereof.
     2    2.  The  provisions of this section shall be deemed to comply with and
     3  shall be implemented in accordance to any federal  law,  rule  or  regu-
     4  lation relating to fish.
     5    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     6  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
     7  ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
     8  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
     9  authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
    10  effective date.
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