senate Bill S5377

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in

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May 13, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S5377 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1463
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Commissioner
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10701

S5377 - Bill Texts

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Directs the commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state; strategy shall be based on an analysis of land use and economic trends, soil and natural resources, food consumption needs and other factors necessary to develop a state-level blueprint for protecting farmland and strengthening food production in the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S5377

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize and direct the commissioners of agriculture and markets and
economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for
sustaining farming and food production in New York state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this legislation
is to authorize and direct the Commissioners of Agriculture
and Markets and Economic Development to assess New York State's
capacity for regional food production and to develop strategies
for increasing the output and integration of localized
food production.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this legislation
authorizes and directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets
and Economic Development to study and develop a long-term strategy
for sustaining farming and food production in New York State.

JUSTIFICATION:
A regional food production study could better assess
New York's agricultural capabilities, connect upstate agricultural
producers with an expanded base of downstate customers and provide
greater access to healthy and organic produce. Authorizing this study
would expedite and encourage consumer trends towards the consumption
of locally and regionally grown foods.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.10701 of 2010.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5377

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize and direct  the  commissioners  of  agriculture  and
  markets  and  economic  development  to  study and develop a long-term
  strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state

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

  Section  1.  The commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic
development are hereby authorized and directed to study  and  develop  a
long-term  strategy  for  sustaining  farming and food production in New
York state. Such strategy shall be based on an analysis of land use  and
economic  trends, soil and natural resources, food consumption needs and
other factors necessary to develop a state-level blueprint for  protect-
ing farmland and strengthening food production in the state. Such strat-
egy  shall  be  developed in consultation with agricultural and economic
development advisory bodies created or authorized by  statute  and  such
other organizations or persons as the commissioners shall deem appropri-
ate.  Within one year of the effective date of this act, the commission-
ers shall submit a report of their findings and recommendations, includ-
ing proposed legislation, if any, to the governor and the legislature.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01790-01-1

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