HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 395        FILED ON: 1/10/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1899

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Susan Williams Gifford

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the charitable donation of not readily marketable food.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 395        FILED ON: 1/10/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1899

By Ms. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1899) of Susan Williams Gifford and others relative to the charitable donation of not readily marketable food.  Public Health.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3238 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to the charitable donation of not readily marketable food.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 328 of Chapter 94 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting, in line 1, before the words “No person”, the following paragraph: -

For the purpose of this section, the term "person" shall mean an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, or governmental entity, including a retail grocer, wholesaler, hotel, motel, manufacturer, restaurant, caterer, farmer, and nonprofit food distributor or hospital. In the case of a corporation, partnership, organization, association, or governmental entity, the term includes an officer, director, partner, deacon, trustee, council member, or other elected or appointed individual responsible for the governance of the entity; as defined by Paragraph (10) of Subsection (b) of Section 1791 of Chapter 13A of the 2015 United States Code, also known as the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.