senate Bill S4906A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the powers and duties of the office of community gardens

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2012 print number 4906a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Mar 27, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.936
Apr 29, 2011 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Mar 27, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 27, 2012

aye wr (1)

Jun 1, 2011 - Agriculture committee Vote

S4906
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2011

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S4906 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7479A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-C §§31-f & 31-j, amd §§31-g, 31-h & 31-i, Ag & Mkts L

S4906 - Summary

Expands the powers and duties of the office of community gardens.

S4906 - Sponsor Memo

S4906 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4906

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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  estab-
  lishing a community gardens task force

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

  Section 1. Article 2-C of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new section 31-f to read as follows:
  S  31-F.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS.    THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY FINDS AND
DECLARES THAT COMMUNITY GARDENS PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH,  EDUCATIONAL
AND  SOCIAL  BENEFITS  TO  THE  GENERAL PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO
RESIDE IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS OF THIS STATE. FURTHERMORE, IT IS THE
ARTICULATED PUBLIC POLICY OF THIS STATE TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER GROWTH  IN
THE  NUMBER  OF  COMMUNITY  GARDENS AND THE ACREAGE OF SUCH GARDENS. THE
COMMUNITY GARDEN MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE LOW  COST  FOOD  THAT  IS
FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE UNABLE TO READILY AFFORD FRESH
FRUITS  AND VEGETABLES FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR FAMILIES, PROMOTES PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HEALTHIER INDIVIDUAL LIFESTYLES BY ENCOURAGING BETTER  EATING
HABITS  AND  INCREASED  PHYSICAL  ACTIVITY  BY  GROWING  THEIR OWN FOOD,
FOSTERS THE RETENTION AND EXPANSION  OF  OPEN  SPACES,  PARTICULARLY  IN
URBAN  ENVIRONMENTS,  ENHANCES  URBAN AND SUBURBAN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
AND COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION, PROVIDES  INEXPENSIVE  COMMUNITY  BUILDING
ACTIVITIES,  RECREATION AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS, ESTAB-
LISHES A SAFE PLACE FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND HELPS  TO  REDUCE  THE
INCIDENCE  OF CRIME, ENGENDERS A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN URBAN RESI-
DENTS, NATURE AND THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, AND FOSTERS GREEN JOB  TRAIN-
ING  AND  ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS. IT IS THEREFORE THE INTENT
OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO FOSTER  GROWTH  IN
THE NUMBER, SIZE AND SCOPE OF COMMUNITY GARDENS IN THIS STATE BY ENCOUR-
AGING  STATE  AGENCIES,  MUNICIPALITIES  AND  PRIVATE  PARTIES  IN THEIR
EFFORTS TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY GARDENS.
  S 2. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of  section  31-g  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law,  as  added by chapter 862 of the laws of 1986, are amended
and a new subdivision 4-a is added to read as follows:

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S4906A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7479A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-C §§31-f & 31-j, amd §§31-g, 31-h & 31-i, Ag & Mkts L

S4906A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the powers and duties of the office of community gardens.

S4906A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4906A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4906--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expand-
  ing the powers and duties of the office of community gardens

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

  Section  1.  Article 2-C of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new section 31-f to read as follows:
  S 31-F. LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS.    THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND
DECLARES  THAT COMMUNITY GARDENS PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL
AND SOCIAL BENEFITS TO THE GENERAL  PUBLIC,  ESPECIALLY  FOR  THOSE  WHO
RESIDE IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS OF THIS STATE. FURTHERMORE, IT IS THE
ARTICULATED  PUBLIC POLICY OF THIS STATE TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER GROWTH IN
THE NUMBER OF COMMUNITY GARDENS AND THE ACREAGE  OF  SUCH  GARDENS.  THE
COMMUNITY  GARDEN  MOVEMENT  CONTINUES  TO PROVIDE LOW COST FOOD THAT IS
FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE UNABLE TO READILY AFFORD FRESH
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR FAMILIES, PROMOTES  PUBLIC
HEALTH  AND HEALTHIER INDIVIDUAL LIFESTYLES BY ENCOURAGING BETTER EATING
HABITS AND INCREASED  PHYSICAL  ACTIVITY  BY  GROWING  THEIR  OWN  FOOD,
FOSTERS  THE  RETENTION  AND  EXPANSION  OF OPEN SPACES, PARTICULARLY IN
URBAN ENVIRONMENTS, ENHANCES URBAN AND  SUBURBAN  ENVIRONMENTAL  QUALITY
AND  COMMUNITY  BEAUTIFICATION,  PROVIDES INEXPENSIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING
ACTIVITIES, RECREATION AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS,  ESTAB-
LISHES  A  SAFE  PLACE FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND HELPS TO REDUCE THE
INCIDENCE OF CRIME, ENGENDERS A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN URBAN  RESI-
DENTS,  NATURE AND THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, AND FOSTERS GREEN JOB TRAIN-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11073-03-2

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