senate Bill S627A

Signed by Governor

Finances the construction, reconstruction, improvement, expansion or rehab of wholesale regional farmers' markets that promote farm products grown in New York state

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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
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.147
  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / May / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 29 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 627A
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1051
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A1025A
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.405
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.298

Summary

Finances the construction, reconstruction, improvement, expansion or rehabilitation of wholesale regional farmers' markets and food hubs that promote farm products grown in New York state.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1025A
Versions:
S627
S627A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S6183, A6427
2007-2008: A5025, A5025

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BILL NUMBER:S627A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to developing local and regional wholesale farmers' markets to
promote foods grown in New York state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OR BILL:

To provide economic
development
financing for construction and improvements to wholesale regional
farmers' markets or food hubs that facilitate the sale and promotion
of farm products grown or produced in New York State or regionally.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new paragraph n to subdivision 1 of section 16-m of
Chapter 174 of the laws of 1968 creating the Urban Development
Corporation (UDC). Paragraph n would authorize the UDC to provide
loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies and grants to businesses,
municipalities, IDAs, economic development corporations,
not-for-profits, business improvement districts, regional marketing
authorities, agricultural cooperatives and other entities to finance
construction, reconstruction, improvement, expansion, or
rehabilitation of wholesale regional farmers' markets or food hubs.
In addition, this bill was amended to add a definition of a wholesale
regional farmers' market and food hub.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York farmers produce large quantities of quality fruits,
vegetables, meats and dairy products. Currently, there is an
increasing recognition by consumers, restaurants, and chefs about the
taste, quality and freshness of these locally grown farm products.
Unfortunately, most food stores and restaurants in our larger cities
find it difficult to buy food products at wholesale directly from New
York farmers and other regional growers because of the lack of
adequate large wholesale farmers' markets or food hubs, as they are
called by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, even though there is
huge potential for sales.

Providing financing for wholesale regional markets for new
construction and renovations to meet the needs of these wholesale
customers would help the farm economy by opening up valuable food
service markets. A recent NYC Wholesale Farmers' Market study found
that "...a New York City wholesale farmers' market would expand
opportunities for mid-size and small producers of food and
agricultural products from New York and adjacent states to sell their

products directly to wholesale buyers in the city and that such a
market facility - similar to those that have operated in NYC in the
past - would also help meet the growing demand by
thousands of NYC restaurants, retail stores, institutions and other
wholesale buyers for locally-grown fresh farm products."

The economic benefits to farm regions from increased sales could lead
to increased business activity and jobs in those communities and new
jobs at the wholesale markets themselves. In addition, businesses and
consumers in urban and suburban communities would benefit from the
fresh, nutritious, quality food and meals available because of these
projects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005/06 - A.8001 - Referred to Agriculture
2007/08 - A.5025 - Referred to Agriculture
2010 - S.6183 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities,
and Commissions.
Reported to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 627--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, BONACIC, CARLUCCI, DILAN, KRUEGER, MONTGOM-
  ERY, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions -- recommitted to  the  Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Senate
  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee 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 developing local and regional wholesale  farmers'  markets
  to promote foods grown in New York state

  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  (n)  to  read  as
follows:
  (N)  LOANS,  LOAN  GUARANTEES,  INTEREST SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS TO BUSI-
NESSES, MUNICIPALITIES, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES  AND  LOCAL  AND
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS,
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS, REGIONAL MARKETING AUTHORITIES AND AGRI-
CULTURAL COOPERATIVES ORGANIZED PURSUANT TO THE COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS
LAW,  AND  OTHER ENTITIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, IMPROVE-
MENT, EXPANSION OR REHABILITATION OF WHOLESALE REGIONAL FARMERS' MARKETS
OR FOOD HUBS THAT FACILITATE THE SALE AND  PROMOTION  OF  FARM  PRODUCTS
GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE.
  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH  A WHOLESALE REGIONAL FARMERS'
MARKET OR FOOD HUB IS A MARKET, BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION  THAT  ACTIVELY
MANAGES THE AGGREGATION, DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF SOURCE-IDENTIFIED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03711-06-2

S. 627--A                           2

FOOD  PRODUCTS  PRIMARILY  FROM  LOCAL  OR REGIONAL PRODUCERS TO SATISFY
WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND INSTITUTIONAL DEMAND FOR SUCH PRODUCTS.
  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 not  affect  the  expiration  of  such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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