New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Costs and Expenses Relating to Extraordinary Sanitary Reinspection Services
§ 38-a. Costs and expenses relating to extraordinary sanitary reinspection services.
1. (a) The total costs and expenses, in excess of ordinary costs and expenses, incurred by the department in connection with the administration and or enforcement of any provision of this chapter or of any other law the administration and or enforcement of which is within the jurisdiction of the department or any order, rule or regulation relating to sanitary conditions and practices and the protection of the public from the sale of adulterated food administered and or enforced by the division of food inspection services shall be charged to and paid by every establishment requiring extraordinary sanitary reinspection services or other necessary action by the department to correct deficiencies.
(b) “Ordinary costs and expenses” shall mean costs and expenses incurred by the department, in the administration of the provisions of law, orders, rules or regulations enumerated in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, provided the establishments covered thereby have been determined to be in compliance therewith without the need for extraordinary sanitary reinspection services or any other necessary action by the department to bring about compliance therewith.
(c) “Extraordinary sanitary reinspection services” shall mean those services which occur subsequent to an inspection, a reinspection, an educational session for an establishment relating to sanitation or the opportunity to attend such educational session in the event of an establishment’s failure or refusal to attend, notice of a compliance inspection and a determination at the compliance inspection that an establishment is in violation of any law, order, rule or regulation enumerated in paragraph (a) of this subdivision.
2. Costs and expenses that shall be assessed for extraordinary sanitary reinspection services or other necessary action shall include the cost of direct and indirect personal service including but not limited to the cost of salaries and wages, monetary and non-monetary fringe benefits, retirement contributions made and workmen’s compensation premiums paid by the state for or on behalf of personnel, the cost of necessary traveling, meals and lodging, the cost of rentals for space occupied in state-owned or state-leased buildings, the cost of maintenance and operation and the cost of all other actual, direct and indirect costs apportioned to the specific division, bureau or other unit and program involved excluding, however, ordinary expenses.
3. Costs and expenses as specified in subdivision two of this section shall be presented to the establishment requiring extraordinary sanitary reinspection services or other necessary action in the form of a copy of an itemized bill therefor as certified by the commissioner, deputy commissioner, or duly authorized employee of the department. Upon receipt of such bill, the establishment shall have the duty to pay and shall pay forthwith such charges to the commissioner.
4. On written demand made within thirty days of the rendition of any bill, the party so charged shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to liability hereunder and the amount thereof. Any amounts of such bills not paid within thirty days from the date of determination upon such hearing, or, if none shall be demanded, on the date upon which such payment is due, shall bear interest at a rate of interest prescribed by section five thousand four of the civil practice law and rules.
5. A right of action for the recovery of such costs and expenses as specified in subdivision two of this section may be released, settled or compromised by the department either before or after an action is brought to recover such expenses. The commissioner may in his discretion for good cause shown waive the collection of such expenses or any part thereof.
6. All moneys collected or recovered as costs and expenses as specified in this section shall be the property of the state and paid into the state treasury.
7. The commissioner may promulgate, after public hearing, rules and regulations necessary to supplement and give full effect to this section.