senate Bill S2468

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "buy from the backyard act"

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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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2012 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 15, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 14, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 13, 2012 1st report cal.330
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 18, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2011 1st report cal.660
Jan 21, 2011 referred to finance

Votes

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Mar 13, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S2468
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 16, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S2468
30
1
committee
30
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S2468 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9031
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L; add §5-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6974, A10584
2011-2012: A8038

S2468 - Summary

Enacts the "buy from the backyard act"; requires the office of general services and other state agencies to buy 20% of all their food products from producers and/or processors in New York state; provides that the commissioner of agriculture and markets shall determine the New York food products that are available during the various times during the year; directs such commissioner to report to the governor and the legislature on the implementation of such provisions.

S2468 - Sponsor Memo

S2468 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2468

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the  agriculture  and  markets
  law, in relation to enacting the "buy from the backyard act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "buy from the backyard act".
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 165 of the state finance law, as amended
by chapter 137 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  Special  provisions  for  purchase  of  available  New  York  food
products.
  a. Except as otherwise provided  in  this  subdivision,  when  letting
contracts  for the purchase of food products on behalf of facilities and
institutions of the state, solicitation specifications of the office  of
general  services  and  any  other  agency, department, office, board or
commission [may] SHALL require provisions  that  mandate  that  [all  or
some],  DURING  EACH  STATE FISCAL YEAR, NOT LESS THAN TWENTY PERCENT of
the required food products are grown, produced or harvested in New  York
state, or that any processing of such food products take place in facil-
ities located within New York state.
  b.  The  commissioner  of  agriculture and markets shall determine AND
CERTIFY, using uniform criteria,  those  food  products  for  which  the
requirements  of  this  subdivision are deemed MOST beneficial and shall
promulgate and forward to the appropriate agencies a list of  such  food
products,  and  shall  in  addition ascertain those periods of time each
year that those food products are available in sufficient quantities for
competitive purchasing and shall forward such information to  purchasing
agencies.  The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall update such
list  as  often  as  is  deemed  by him or her to be necessary.  FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "COMPETITIVE PURCHASING" OF NEW YORK  FOOD

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07264-01-1

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