senate Bill S614

Signed by Governor Amended

Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown products to food service markets especially in underserved communities

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 614A
  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 614B
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.412
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A1389A
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.38
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Aug / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Aug / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.454

Summary

Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown products to food service markets, including restaurants, schools, colleges, and others, especially in underserved urban and other communities.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S614
S614A
S614B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6203

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BILL NUMBER:S614

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to financing the transportation and distribution of foods grown
in New York state for delivery to food service institutions and
underserved markets

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide Economic Development
financing for transportation projects to facilitate delivery of New
York farm products from farmers and associations of farmers to
institutional food service purchasers such as restaurants, schools
and other food service operations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new paragraph 1 to subdivision
1 of section 16-m of Chapter 174 of the laws of 1968 creating the
Urban Development Corporation. Paragraph 1 would provide loans and
grants to local and regional organizations to finance transportation
and distribution projects facilitating distribution and sales of New
York farm products by farmers to food and food services and
processors, and buyers such as restaurants, food retailers, schools
and other institutions in communities where New York foods are
lacking. Financing can be used for construction, renovation, and
acquisition of land, buildings, machinery and equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York farmers produce some of the finest fruits,
vegetables, meats and dairy products anywhere and there is an
increasing recognition of the taste, quality and freshness of these
local farm products by chefs and consumers. Unfortunately, it is
difficult for many of our family farmers to get their products to
buyers who are very interested in purchasing them, especially in New
York City, the number one restaurant location in the us. School food
service programs are also looking for New York products as part of
the New York Farm-to-School Law but distribution and delivery
problems have sometimes been a problem.
The volumes needed by some food service operations may require several
farmers to combine their products to meet an order which further puts
a strain on distribution and delivery.

Providing financing for farm product transportation projects would
help the farm economy by opening up valuable food service markets.
These projects could provide services that individual farmers could
not afford and for which they do not have the time. The economic
benefits to farm regions from increased sales could lead to increased
business activity and jobs in those communities and new jobs for the
transportation projects themselves. In addition, businesses and
consumers in urban and suburban communities would benefit from the
fresher, nutritious, quality food and meals available because of
these projects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2005/06 - A.8000 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08 - A.5024 Referred to Agriculture
2009/10 - S.6203 Referred to Corporations, Authorities, & Commissions,
Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Subject to budget appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments
to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
constituting the New York Urban Development Corporation Act, made by
section one of this act, shall not affect the expiration of such section
and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   614

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,  OPPENHEIMER  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation  to  financing  the  transportation and distribution of foods
  grown in New York state for delivery to food service institutions  and
  underserved markets

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of  chapter  174
of  the  laws of 1968, constituting the New York state urban development
corporation act, is amended by adding a new paragraph  (l)  to  read  as
follows:
  (L)  LOANS,  LOAN  GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS INCLUDING
INTEREST SUBSIDY GRANTS TO LOCAL OR REGIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS  TO  FINANCE
TRANSPORTATION  AND  DISTRIBUTION  PROJECTS THAT FACILITATE DISTRIBUTION
AND SALES OF NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS BY FARMERS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF FARM-
ERS TO FOOD AND FOOD SERVICES BUYERS AND  PROCESSORS,  SUCH  AS  RESTAU-
RANTS,  SCHOOLS,  FOOD  RETAILERS,  FARMERS' MARKETS, COLLEGES AND OTHER
INSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES WHERE
THERE HAS BEEN A LACK OF AVAILABILITY  OF  SUCH  PRODUCTS.  LOANS,  LOAN
GUARANTEES  AND  INTEREST  SUBSIDY  GRANTS  MAY  BE  USED TO FINANCE NEW
CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION OR LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND  THE  ACQUISITION
OF LAND, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
ments to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws  of  1968,
constituting  the New York state urban development corporation act, made
by section one of this act, shall  expire  on  the  same  date  as  such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03692-01-1

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