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NYS Food Allergy-Related Legislation

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By Colleen's Mom on Mon, 01-09-06, 21:36

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year to all of you! If you resolved to work on food allergy-related legislation this year, here is your chance! The following bills are now pending in NYS:
A02166: Authorizes students to carry epinephrine in school. 01/04/2006 referred to education. [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A2166"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A2166[/url]
A08006: Requires the commissioner of health to establish means of educating proprietors and employees of public eating establishments about food allergens. 01/04/2006 referred to health [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A8006"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A8006[/url]
A06834: Enacts the food allergen information toll-free number act; requires certain manufacturers, packers or distributors to label their products with a toll-free telephone number to provide information to the consumer regarding the product`s ingredients; requires other manufacturers, packers, or distributors to label their products with an e-mail or mailing address. 01/04/2006 referred to agriculture [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A6834"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A6834[/url]
A03198: Provides that the commissioner of health shall require most food service establishments to have present a person certified in food service preparation safety including, but not limited to, handling, cooking, storage, serving, delivery, removal and disposal of food and food allergies; directs such commissioner to promulgate necessary rules and regulations. 01/04/2006 DIED IN SENATE, 01/04/2006 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY, 01/04/2006 committed to rules [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A3198"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A3198[/url]
S3928 (same as A03198): 01/04/2006 REFERRED TO HEALTH [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S3928."]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S3928.[/url]
Please start writing and scheduling visits to your legislators in support of these bills. As you can see, A02166, A08006 and A06834 need Senate sponsors. It would also help to write to or visit the respective committee chairs and members, especially if they are from your district. Here are the links to these committees:
Assembly Education Committee: [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=12"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=12[/url]
Assembly Health Committee: [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=19"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=19[/url]
Assembly Agriculture Committee: [url="http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=2"]http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=2[/url]
Senate Health Committee: [url="http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/STATDOC/COMS15.HTML."]http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/STATDOC/COMS15.HTML.[/url]

Thank you for all your help!

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