HJ 633 Study; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; incentives for grocery stores to donate.
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Summary as introduced:
Study; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; incentives for grocery stores to donate unsold, unspoiled food to charitable organizations; report. Requests the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, to (i) study the feasibility of and develop recommendations for a program that would incentivize grocery stores to donate unsold, unspoiled food that would otherwise be discarded or wasted to hunger-relief charitable organizations for redistribution to needy families; (ii) identify the size and nature of grocery stores that could effectively participate in and advance the goals of such program; (iii) determine whether sanctions should be imposed for failure to participate in such program and, if so, the nature of such sanctions; and (iv) identify other policies that could be implemented to reduce food waste and its impacts on the environment and food security in the Commonwealth.

Full text:
01/09/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100331D  pdf

Status:
01/09/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100331D
01/09/17  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/12/17  House: Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/26/17  House: Tabled in Rules by voice vote