senate Bill S7433

Requires the department of agriculture and markets to evaluate their support of farmers age sixty-two years and older

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1222
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9215

Summary

Requires the department of agriculture and markets to evaluate their support of farmers age sixty-two years and older.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9215
Versions:
S7433
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง16, Ag & Mkts L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7433

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to requiring the department of agriculture and markets to
evaluate their support of farmers age sixty-two years and older

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure
farmers are being supported as they get older.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the department
of agriculture and markets to evaluate their programs in conjunction
with the State Office for the Aging to ensure that the needs of
farmers and other individuals engaged in agriculture-related
enterprises, who are also seniors, are supported.

JUSTIFICATION: The average age for a farmer is now over fifty seven
years old. As our farmers age, they face unique challenges relating to
the continued operation of their businesses. Many producers and
processors age out of the system because they don't have supports to
enable them to continue on their vegetable farms, dairy farms,
processing facilities, etc. It is vital to the continued health of our
agriculture network to ensure that these individuals who provide
something so basic to our survival are supported so they can stay in
business.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  7433

                            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.
                                                           LBD14598-01-4

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