S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 14, 2014
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
ing the department of agriculture and markets to evaluate their
support of farmers age sixty-two years and older
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 47 to read as follows:
47. EVALUATE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE OFFICE FOR THE AGING,
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE THAT THEY
SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF FARMERS, AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED IN AGRICUL-
TURE, AND THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING OF
FOOD, WHO ARE ALSO SENIORS, WHICH SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL SIXTY-TWO
YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.