The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has unanimously approved banning the use of trans fats. From Crain's:
Restaurants will have until July 1, 2007, to find substitutes for oils and other trans fats used in frying and spreads. But eateries will get until July 1, 2008, to find substitutes for oils and shortenings used for deep frying baked goods.
In September, the DOHMH proposed measures to decrease trans fats (Health Commissioner Tom Frieden likened them to lead paint, as both are invisible and dangerous), which found a lot of support but concern from the restaurant industry that restaurants wouldn't be able to find alternative oils.
The DOHMH also voted that restaurants that already have nutritional information for their products (think fast food restaurants) post the caloric information to the menus. Fast food eateries cry while the companies that make the menu signs cheer!