FIANY 2021
LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Grocery stores, manufacturers and suppliers are not only the cornerstone of our communities, but of New York’s economy as whole. FIA is committed to representing the legislative, budgetary and regulatory priorities of its members.

We look forward to working with and holding lawmakers accountable as we move towards our shared goals of protecting, supporting and growing the grocery industry in New York State.

Oppose

UI Increase for Employers

Oppose

Pandemic Related Changes to

Employer Liability

Oppose

Redefining Gig
Economy Workers


CONSUMER AFFAIRS

  • Support SNAP Expansion
  • Oppose drastic product regulations
  • Oppose excessive state product labeling mandates
  • Promote expansion of alcohol products sold in grocery stores
  • Monitor employee/employer relationship related to legalization of Marijuana, and expansion of CBD products


LABOR

  • Oppose redefining of Independent contractors
  • Oppose unfair expansion of Paid Leave mandates
  • Oppose Prevailing Wage Expansions
  • Oppose Predictive Scheduling mandates
  • Monitor Minimum wage mandates
  • Oppose restrictive Hazard Pay legislation
  • Oppose changes workers’ compensation re: COVID19


ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Oppose burdensome Extended Producer Responsibility legislation/                             unfair packaging bans
  • Support technical fixes to plastic bag law
  • Oppose Bottle Bill expansion
  • Support sensible food waste/organic recycling efforts
  • Promote extended timeline for phaseout of HFCs


REG REFORM

  • Promote changes in emergency rule making
  • Support expansion of the “Open Meetings law” to mandate disclosure


TORT REFORM

  • Support Scaffold Law Reform
  • Support Trespasser Liability Reform
  • Oppose legislation creating private rights of action


TAXATION AND FINANCE

  • Oppose onerous tax proposals to fix budget shortfall
  • Oppose Wealth Taxes harmful to NY Industry
  • Oppose Tax on Stock Transfers
  • Oppose Increased taxes on Tobacco Products
  • Support use of local economic factors with sales tax assessments


HEALTHCARE

  • Strongly oppose implementation of NY Health Act
  • Reject additional unfunded mandates
  • Support Healthy Foods Campaign


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Oppose expansion of Food Vending permits in NYC
  • Oppose NY Privacy Act and other costly cybersecurity measures