|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Feb 21, 2012||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S265
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S265 - Details
S265 - Summary
Establishes the New York calcium purchasing preference initiative by instructing the purchasing agent of any governmental entity to give preference to a product containing a higher level of calcium than products of the same type and quality which are equal to or lower in price than products of the same type and quality.
S265 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S265 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the education law, in relation to establishing the New York calcium purchasing preference initiative PURPOSE: To ensure that purchasing agents give preference to calcium fortified foods and beverages over non-fortified products in all public institutions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds a new subdivision 5-C to section 16 of the agriculture and markets law, as well as a new subdivision 41 to section 305 of the education law. This bill will provide for the commissioners of the New York State Departments of Education, and Agriculture and Markets to work together in carrying out the mission of the New York Calcium Purchasing Preference Initiative, which instructs purchasing agents to give preference to food and beverages that (1) contain a higher level of calcium than products of the same type and quality; and (2) are equal to or lower in price than products of the same type and quality. Under this bill, a purchasing agent shall not be required to purchase a high calcium food or beverage for any
S265 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 265 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- 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 and the education law, in relation to establishing the New York calcium purchasing preference initiative THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York calcium purchasing preference initiative". S 2. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-c to read as follows: 5-C. ESTABLISH, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, THE NEW YORK CALCIUM PURCHASING PREFERENCE INITIATIVE. THE PURCHASING AGENT FOR ANY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY WHICH PURCHASES FOOD OR BEVERAGES TO BE PROCESSED OR SERVED IN A BUILDING OR ROOM OWNED OR OPERATED BY SUCH GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY SHALL GIVE PREFERENCE TO FOODS AND BEVERAGES THAT: (A) CONTAIN A HIGHER LEVEL OF CALCIUM THAN PRODUCTS OF THE SAME TYPE AND QUALITY; AND (B) ARE EQUAL TO OR LOWER IN PRICE THAN PRODUCTS OF THE SAME TYPE AND QUALITY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY" SHALL MEAN: (A) THE STATE OF NEW YORK; (B) A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR ANY OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR CIVIL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE; (C) A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY OPERATING A PUBLIC SCHOOL, COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY; (D) A PUBLIC AUTHORITY, COMMISSION OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION; (E) AN AGENCY, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMITTEE, INSTITUTION, COUN- CIL, OR OFFICE; OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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