senate Bill S614B

Signed by Governor

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1389A
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 Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S6203, A6408A
2007-2008: A5024

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BILL NUMBER:S614B

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:

Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 16-m of Chapter 174 of the
laws of 1968 creating the Urban Development Corporation. The new
paragraph 1 would provide loans, grants and interest subsidies to
businesses, local and regional economic development corporations,
not-for-profit corporations, regional marketing organizations,
agricultural cooperatives, and local and regional organizations to
finance transportation and distribution projects. These
transportation and distribution projects would need to promote the
distribution and sales of New York farm products by farmers to food
and food services and processors, and large buyers such as
restaurants, food retailers, schools and other institutions in
communities where locally produced 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 quality fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy
products. Further, there is an increasing recognition that the taste,
quality and freshness of these local farm products matter
significantly to 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 the New York
City market. School district food service programs are also looking
for more New York products as part of the New York Farm-to-School
Law, but distribution and delivery problems have sometimes arisen.
The high volumes of produce required by some food service operations
may require several farmers to combine their product shipments to
meet an order size or increase the frequency in which produce is
transported.
This situation has placed further strain on the need for a timely
distribution and delivery system to transport such agricultural
products.

This bill by authorizing and encouraging the financing of farm product
transportation and distribution projects would help both the urban
and farm economy by opening up valuable food service markets to each


other. These projects could provide services that individual farmers
could not afford on their own and for which they do not have the time
to provide, but in combination with others, would be beneficial to
all. 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.

This bill was amended for technical reasons related to the effective
date and to expand the class of entities that can receive such loans,
grants or interest subsidies.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005/06: A.8000 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08: A.5024 Referred to Agriculture
2009/10: S.6203 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--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER, SAVINO, VALE-
  SKY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
  ted to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and  Commissions  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

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  BUSINESSES,  LOCAL  AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS, REGIONAL  MARKET-
ING  ORGANIZATIONS,  AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES ORGANIZED PURSUANT TO THE
COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS LAW, AND OTHER LOCAL OR REGIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS
TO  FINANCE  TRANSPORTATION  AND  DISTRIBUTION  PROJECTS THAT FACILITATE
DISTRIBUTION AND SALES OF NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS BY FARMERS AND  ASSOCI-
ATIONS  OF FARMERS TO FOOD AND FOOD SERVICES BUYERS AND PROCESSORS, SUCH
AS RESTAURANTS, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03692-04-1

S. 614--B                           2

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 expires and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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