senate Bill S2700
(D, WF) 29th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Authorizes the commissioner of economic development together with the commissioner of agriculture and markets to devise a program to promote and distribute statewide and regional guides to farms, farmers markets and other agriculturally significant tourist destinations.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
- Law Section:
- Economic Development Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §100, Ec Dev L
- Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1329, S6673, A4277, A9545
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the economic development law, in relation to authorizing the
commissioner of economic development
to develop certain regulations regarding the state travel
To promote New York farms and farmers' markets as part of the "I Love
New York" tourism campaign:
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a paragraph (c) to subdivision 15 of section 100 of the Economic
Development Law. This law would authorize the Commissioner of
Economic Development in cooperation with the Commissioner of
Agriculture and Markets to develop a program to promote and
distribute statewide and regional guides to farms, farmers markets
and other agriculturally significant tourist destinations. These
guides could be those already developed by Agriculture and Markets as
part of travel guides created by the contractor.
Farmers' markets, farm stands, farm tours, hay rides, harvest
festivals and other agricultural enterprises are crucial to the
economic survival of farming in many areas of the State. The economic
benefits from agritourism and retail food sales are also important to
the communities where these activities take place, including urban
neighborhoods surrounding a successful farmers' market. Promotional
efforts are vital but often difficult for farm families and
not-for-profit sponsors of farmers' markets.
The tourists who discover these business usually become loyal
customers and actively seek out similar destinations. However, many
potential visitors to different regions of he State are not aware of
all our agricultural treasures. The Department of Agriculture and
Markets produces a guide to New York farm-fresh food but most tourist
contact the Department of Economic Development's "I Love New York"
program for information. This bill would ensure that when people call
for travel information they are provided with or informed of the
availability of agricultural guides for the regions of the State
where they live or are planning to visit.
2007-2008: S.8129 Serrano - Referred to Commerce,
Economic Development and Small Business
2008-2009: S.1329 Serrano - Passed the Legislature,
Vetoed by the Governor
Increased requests for guides may require increased State printing and
mailing costs which could also occur under existing law.
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become a law.
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