assembly Bill A8458

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a task force on improving urban and rural access to locally produced, healthy foods

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jun 17, 2011 referred to agriculture

A8458 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง28, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A2634

A8458 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a task force on improving urban and rural access to locally produced, healthy foods; provides that such task force should identify strategies, opportunities and methods to expand such access; provides that such task force should report to the governor and the legislature within one year after the section takes effect.

A8458 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8458

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MOYA -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the task
  force  on  improving  urban  and  rural  consumer  access  to  locally
  produced,  healthy  foods;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 28 to read as follows:
  S 28. TASK FORCE ON IMPROVING  URBAN  AND  RURAL  CONSUMER  ACCESS  TO
LOCALLY  PRODUCED,  HEALTHY  FOODS.  1. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED THE TASK
FORCE ON IMPROVING URBAN AND RURAL CONSUMER ACCESS TO LOCALLY  PRODUCED,
HEALTHY FOODS. THE TASK FORCE IS TO BE COMPRISED OF ELEVEN MEMBERS. SUCH
TASK  FORCE  SHALL  HAVE  ONE  EX-OFFICIO  CHAIRPERSON, WHO SHALL BE THE
COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE. FOUR MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED  BY
THE  GOVERNOR, TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
OF THE SENATE, TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED  BY  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE
ASSEMBLY,  ONE  MEMBER  SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE
SENATE AND ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER  OF  THE
ASSEMBLY.  THE  APPOINTED  MEMBERS OF SUCH TASK FORCE SHALL BE REPRESEN-
TATIVE OF:
  (A) A FARM ENGAGED IN GROWING CROPS, LIVESTOCK OR LIVESTOCK  PRODUCTS,
AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (B)  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  FOOD  ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO EXPANDING
ACCESS OF UNDERSERVED, URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES TO  HEALTHY,  LOCALLY
PRODUCED FOOD;
  (C) THE GROCERY INDUSTRY; AND
  (D)  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES SERVING COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE AND
NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11970-01-1