HB593 (2021) Detail

Requiring a food delivery service to enter into an agreement with a food service establishment or food retail store before offering delivery service from that restaurant.


HB 593-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0818

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 593-FN

 

AN ACT requiring a food delivery service to enter into an agreement with a food service establishment or food retail store before offering delivery service from that restaurant.  

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Oxaal, Straf. 15; Rep. Moran, Hills. 34

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a food delivery service to enter into an agreement with a food service establishment or food retail store before  offering delivery service from that restaurant.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0818

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT requiring a food delivery service to enter into an agreement with a food service establishment or food retail store before offering delivery service from that restaurant.  

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Chapter; Food Delivery Platform.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 359-R the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 359-S

FOOD DELIVERY PLATFORM

359-S:1 Food Delivery Platforms.  

I.  In this chapter:

(a)  “Food delivery platform” means an online business that acts as an intermediary between consumers and multiple food facilities to submit food orders from a consumer to a participating food facility, and to arrange for the delivery of the order from the food service establishment or retail food store to the consumer.

(b)  “Food service establishment" has the same meaning as RSA 143-A:3, IV.

(c)  "Retail food store" has the same meaning as RSA 143-A:3, VII.

II.  A food delivery platform shall not arrange for the delivery of an order from a food service establishment or retail food store without first obtaining an agreement with the food service establishment or retail food store expressly authorizing the food delivery platform to take orders and deliver meals prepared by the food service establishment or retail food store.

III.  Any food delivery platform that violates this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and fined $100 for each delivery made without the agreement required in paragraph II.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

 

LBA

21-0818

Revised 2/18/21

 

HB 593-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT requiring a food delivery service to enter into an agreement with a food service establishment or food retail store before offering delivery service from that restaurant.  

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires a food delivery service to enter into an agreement with a food service establishment or food retail store before offering delivery service.  It amends RSA 359 by adding new Chapter RSA 359-S relative to food delivery platforms, defined as an online business that acts as an intermediary between consumers and multiple food facilities to submit food orders from a consumer to a participating food facility, and arrange for the delivery of the order from the food service establishment or retail food store to the consumer.  Also, the bill would impose a $100 fine to any food delivery platform for any delivery made without the required agreement as required by the legislation.

 

The bill contains no affirmative obligation for the Department of Health and Human Services to enforce the provisions of the legislation, and consequently, the Department does not anticipate any fiscal impact.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB593 at GenCourtMobile
HB593 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 16, 2021 House Hearing
March 2, 2021 House Exec Session
March 3, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB593 Revision: 31943 Date: Feb. 18, 2021, 10:51 a.m.

Docket


March 3, 2021: Executive Session: 03/03/2021 01:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98917516497 (if necessary)


March 2, 2021: Executive Session: 03/02/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95215897452


Feb. 16, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/16/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95175123874 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 55