senate Bill S4924A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to purchase food products that are grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York state

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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 local government
Dec 21, 2011 print number 4924a
amend and recommit to local government
Apr 29, 2011 referred to local government

Co-Sponsors

S4924 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7488A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L

S4924 - Summary

Requires school districts to purchase food products that are grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York state; allows waiver if price of such local food products is not reasonably competitive; allows waiver if such food products are not available in sufficient quantity.

S4924 - Sponsor Memo

S4924 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4924

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to  the  purchase
  of local food products by school districts

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 103 of the general municipal  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  269 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as
follows:
  9. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of  this  section  to  the
contrary,  a  board  of  education  [may] SHALL, on behalf of its school
district, [separately purchase eggs,  livestock,  fish,  dairy  products
(excluding  milk), juice, grains, and species of fresh fruit and vegeta-
bles directly from New York State producers or growers, or  associations
of  producers and growers] REQUIRE THAT ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF ALL FOOD
PRODUCTS PURCHASED ARE GROWN, PRODUCED OR HARVESTED IN NEW YORK STATE OR
THAT ANY PROCESSING OF SUCH  FOOD  PRODUCTS  TAKE  PLACE  IN  FACILITIES
LOCATED WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, provided that:
  (a)  [such]  AN  association  of producers or growers THAT PRODUCES OR
GROWS EGGS, LIVESTOCK, FISH, DAIRY  PRODUCTS  (EXCLUDING  MILK),  JUICE,
GRAINS,  AND  SPECIES OF FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, is comprised of ten
or fewer owners of farms who  also  operate  such  farms  and  who  have
combined  to  fill  the order of a school district as herein authorized,
provided however, that a school district may apply to  the  commissioner
of education for permission to purchase from an association of more than
ten owners of such farms when no other producers or growers have offered
to sell to such school;
  (b)  [the  amount  that  may  be  expended by a school district in any
fiscal year for such purchases shall not exceed an amount equal to twen-
ty cents multiplied by the total number  of  days  in  the  school  year
multiplied by the total enrollment of such school district;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10664-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S4924A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7488A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L

S4924A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts to purchase food products that are grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York state; allows waiver if price of such local food products is not reasonably competitive; allows waiver if such food products are not available in sufficient quantity.

S4924A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4924A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4924--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the purchase
  of local food products by school districts

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 9 of section 103 of the general municipal law,
as amended by chapter 269 of the laws of 2004, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  9.  Notwithstanding  the  foregoing  provisions of this section to the
contrary, a board of education [may] SHALL,  on  behalf  of  its  school
district,  [separately  purchase  eggs,  livestock, fish, dairy products
(excluding milk), juice, grains, and species of fresh fruit and  vegeta-
bles  directly from New York State producers or growers, or associations
of producers and growers] REQUIRE THAT ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF ALL  FOOD
PRODUCTS PURCHASED ARE GROWN, PRODUCED OR HARVESTED IN NEW YORK STATE OR
THAT  ANY  PROCESSING  OF  SUCH  FOOD  PRODUCTS TAKE PLACE IN FACILITIES
LOCATED WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, provided that:
  (a) [such] AN association of producers or  growers  THAT  PRODUCES  OR
GROWS  EGGS,  LIVESTOCK,  FISH,  DAIRY PRODUCTS (EXCLUDING MILK), JUICE,
GRAINS, AND SPECIES OF FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, is comprised  of  ten
or  fewer  owners  of  farms  who  also  operate such farms and who have
combined to fill the order of a school district  as  herein  authorized,
provided  however,  that a school district may apply to the commissioner
of education for permission to purchase from an association of more than
ten owners of such farms when no other producers or growers have offered
to sell to such school;
  (b) [the amount that may be expended  by  a  school  district  in  any
fiscal year for such purchases shall not exceed an amount equal to twen-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10664-02-1

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