senate Bill S614B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown products to food service markets especially in underserved communities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2011 signed chap.454
Aug 05, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.38
substituted for a1389a
May 23, 2011 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2011 1st report cal.412
Apr 04, 2011 print number 614b
amend and recommit to finance
Feb 08, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2011 print number 614a
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 05, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 2, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S614B
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 8, 2011 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S614A
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 8, 2011

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
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B (Active)

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S614 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1389A
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6203, A6408A

S614 - Bill Texts

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Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown products to food service markets, including restaurants, schools, colleges, and others, especially in underserved urban and other communities.

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BILL NUMBER:S614

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to financing the transportation and distribution of foods grown
in New York state for delivery to food service institutions and
underserved markets

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide Economic Development
financing for transportation projects to facilitate delivery of New
York farm products from farmers and associations of farmers to
institutional food service purchasers such as restaurants, schools
and other food service operations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new paragraph 1 to subdivision
1 of section 16-m of Chapter 174 of the laws of 1968 creating the
Urban Development Corporation. Paragraph 1 would provide loans and
grants to local and regional organizations to finance transportation
and distribution projects facilitating distribution and sales of New
York farm products by farmers to food and food services and
processors, and buyers such as restaurants, food retailers, schools
and other institutions in communities where New York foods are
lacking. Financing can be used for construction, renovation, and
acquisition of land, buildings, machinery and equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York farmers produce some of the finest fruits,
vegetables, meats and dairy products anywhere and there is an
increasing recognition of the taste, quality and freshness of these
local farm products by chefs and consumers. Unfortunately, it is
difficult for many of our family farmers to get their products to
buyers who are very interested in purchasing them, especially in New
York City, the number one restaurant location in the us. School food
service programs are also looking for New York products as part of
the New York Farm-to-School Law but distribution and delivery
problems have sometimes been a problem.
The volumes needed by some food service operations may require several
farmers to combine their products to meet an order which further puts
a strain on distribution and delivery.

Providing financing for farm product transportation projects would
help the farm economy by opening up valuable food service markets.
These projects could provide services that individual farmers could
not afford and for which they do not have the time. The economic
benefits to farm regions from increased sales could lead to increased
business activity and jobs in those communities and new jobs for the
transportation projects themselves. In addition, businesses and
consumers in urban and suburban communities would benefit from the
fresher, nutritious, quality food and meals available because of
these projects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2005/06 - A.8000 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08 - A.5024 Referred to Agriculture
2009/10 - S.6203 Referred to Corporations, Authorities, & Commissions,
Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Subject to budget appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments
to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
constituting the New York Urban Development Corporation Act, made by
section one of this act, shall not affect the expiration of such section
and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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

                                   614

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,  OPPENHEIMER  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation  to  financing  the  transportation and distribution of foods
  grown in New York state for delivery to food service institutions  and
  underserved markets

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of  chapter  174
of  the  laws of 1968, constituting the New York state urban development
corporation act, is amended by adding a new paragraph  (l)  to  read  as
follows:
  (L)  LOANS,  LOAN  GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS INCLUDING
INTEREST SUBSIDY GRANTS TO LOCAL OR REGIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS  TO  FINANCE
TRANSPORTATION  AND  DISTRIBUTION  PROJECTS THAT FACILITATE DISTRIBUTION
AND SALES OF NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS BY FARMERS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF FARM-
ERS TO FOOD AND FOOD SERVICES BUYERS AND  PROCESSORS,  SUCH  AS  RESTAU-
RANTS,  SCHOOLS,  FOOD  RETAILERS,  FARMERS' MARKETS, COLLEGES AND OTHER
INSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES WHERE
THERE HAS BEEN A LACK OF AVAILABILITY  OF  SUCH  PRODUCTS.  LOANS,  LOAN
GUARANTEES  AND  INTEREST  SUBSIDY  GRANTS  MAY  BE  USED TO FINANCE NEW
CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION OR LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND  THE  ACQUISITION
OF LAND, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
ments to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws  of  1968,
constituting  the New York state urban development corporation act, made
by section one of this act, shall  expire  on  the  same  date  as  such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03692-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S614A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1389A
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6203, A6408A

S614A - Bill Texts

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Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown products to food service markets, including restaurants, schools, colleges, and others, especially in underserved urban and other communities.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S614A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to financing the transportation and distribution of foods grown
in New York state for delivery to food service institutions and
underserved markets

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide Economic Development financing for transportation projects
to facilitate delivery of New York farm products from farmers and
associations of farmers to institutional food service purchasers such
as restaurants, schools and other food service operations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds a new paragraph 1 to subdivision 1 of section 16-m of Chapter 174
of the laws of 1968 creating the Urban Development Corporation.
Paragraph 1 would provide loans and grants to local and regional
organizations to finance transportation and distribution projects
facilitating distribution and sales of New York farm products by
farmers to food and food services and processors, and buyers such as
restaurants, food retailers, schools and other institutions in
communities where New York foods are lacking. Financing can be used
for construction, renovation, and acquisition of land, buildings,
machinery and equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York farmers produce some of the finest fruits, vegetables, meats
and dairy products anywhere and there is an increasing recognition of
the taste, quality and freshness of these local farm products by
chefs and consumers. Unfortunately, it is difficult for many of our
family farmers to get their products to buyers who are very
interested in purchasing them, especially in New York City, the
number one restaurant location in the U.S. School food service
programs are also looking for New York products as part of the New
York Farm-to-School Law but distribution and delivery problems have
sometimes been a problem. The volumes needed by some food service
operations may require several farmers to combine their products to
meet an order which further puts a strain on distribution and delivery.

Providing financing for farm product transportation projects would
help the farm economy by opening up valuable food service markets.
These projects could provide services that individual farmers could
not afford and for which they do not have the time. The economic
benefits to farm regions from increased sales could lead to increased
business activity and jobs in those communities and new jobs for the
transportation
projects themselves. In addition, businesses and consumers in urban
and suburban communities would benefit from the fresher, nutritious,
quality food and meals available because of these projects.

This bill was amended for technical reasons that involve the effective
date.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2005/06 - A.8000 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08 - A.5024 Referred to Agriculture
2009/10 - S.6203 Referred to Corporations, Authorities, &
Commissions, Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Subject to budget appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments
to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
constituting the New York Urban Development Corporation Act, made by
section one of this act, shall not affect the expiration of such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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

                                 614--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,  OPPENHEIMER  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Corporations,  Authorities  and  Commissions  -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation  to  financing  the  transportation and distribution of foods
  grown in New York state for delivery to food service institutions  and
  underserved markets

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of  chapter  174
of  the  laws of 1968, constituting the New York state urban development
corporation act, is amended by adding a new paragraph  (l)  to  read  as
follows:
  (L)  LOANS,  LOAN  GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS INCLUDING
INTEREST SUBSIDY GRANTS TO LOCAL OR REGIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS  TO  FINANCE
TRANSPORTATION  AND  DISTRIBUTION  PROJECTS THAT FACILITATE DISTRIBUTION
AND SALES OF NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS BY FARMERS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF FARM-
ERS TO FOOD AND FOOD SERVICES BUYERS AND  PROCESSORS,  SUCH  AS  RESTAU-
RANTS,  SCHOOLS,  FOOD  RETAILERS,  FARMERS' MARKETS, COLLEGES AND OTHER
INSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES WHERE
THERE HAS BEEN A LACK OF AVAILABILITY  OF  SUCH  PRODUCTS.  LOANS,  LOAN
GUARANTEES  AND  INTEREST  SUBSIDY  GRANTS  MAY  BE  USED TO FINANCE NEW
CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION OR LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND  THE  ACQUISITION
OF LAND, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
ments to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws  of  1968,
constituting  the New York state urban development corporation act, made
by section one of this act, shall  expire  on  the  same  date  as  such
section expires and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03692-03-1

Co-Sponsors

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S614B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1389A
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6203, A6408A

S614B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown products to food service markets, including restaurants, schools, colleges, and others, especially in underserved urban and other communities.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S614B

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to financing the transportation and distribution of foods grown
in New York state for delivery to food service institutions and
underserved markets

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To provide Economic Development financing for transportation projects
to facilitate delivery of New York farm products from farmers and
associations of farmers to institutional food service purchasers such
as restaurants, schools and other food service operations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 16-m of Chapter 174 of the
laws of 1968 creating the Urban Development Corporation. The new
paragraph 1 would provide loans, grants and interest subsidies to
businesses, local and regional economic development corporations,
not-for-profit corporations, regional marketing organizations,
agricultural cooperatives, and local and regional organizations to
finance transportation and distribution projects. These
transportation and distribution projects would need to promote the
distribution and sales of New York farm products by farmers to food
and food services and processors, and large buyers such as
restaurants, food retailers, schools and other institutions in
communities where locally produced New York foods are lacking.
Financing can be used for construction, renovation, and acquisition
of land, buildings, machinery and equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York farmers produce quality fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy
products. Further, there is an increasing recognition that the taste,
quality and freshness of these local farm products matter
significantly to chefs and consumers. Unfortunately, it is difficult
for many of our family farmers to get their products to buyers who
are very interested in purchasing them, especially in the New York
City market. School district food service programs are also looking
for more New York products as part of the New York Farm-to-School
Law, but distribution and delivery problems have sometimes arisen.
The high volumes of produce required by some food service operations
may require several farmers to combine their product shipments to
meet an order size or increase the frequency in which produce is
transported.
This situation has placed further strain on the need for a timely
distribution and delivery system to transport such agricultural
products.

This bill by authorizing and encouraging the financing of farm product
transportation and distribution projects would help both the urban
and farm economy by opening up valuable food service markets to each


other. These projects could provide services that individual farmers
could not afford on their own and for which they do not have the time
to provide, but in combination with others, would be beneficial to
all. The economic benefits to farm regions from increased sales could
lead to increased business activity and jobs in those communities and
new jobs for the transportation projects themselves. In addition,
businesses and consumers in urban and suburban communities would
benefit from the fresher, nutritious, quality food and meals
available because of these projects.

This bill was amended for technical reasons related to the effective
date and to expand the class of entities that can receive such loans,
grants or interest subsidies.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005/06: A.8000 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08: A.5024 Referred to Agriculture
2009/10: S.6203 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Subject to budget appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments
to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
constituting the New York Urban Development Corporation Act made by
section one of this act, shall not affect the expiration of such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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

                                 614--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER, SAVINO, VALE-
  SKY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
  ted to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and  Commissions  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation to financing the transportation  and  distribution  of  foods
  grown  in New York state for delivery to food service institutions and
  underserved markets

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174
of the laws of 1968, constituting the New York state  urban  development
corporation  act,  is  amended  by adding a new paragraph (l) to read as
follows:
  (L) LOANS, LOAN GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES  AND  GRANTS  INCLUDING
INTEREST  SUBSIDY  GRANTS  TO  BUSINESSES,  LOCAL  AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS, REGIONAL  MARKET-
ING  ORGANIZATIONS,  AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES ORGANIZED PURSUANT TO THE
COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS LAW, AND OTHER LOCAL OR REGIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS
TO  FINANCE  TRANSPORTATION  AND  DISTRIBUTION  PROJECTS THAT FACILITATE
DISTRIBUTION AND SALES OF NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS BY FARMERS AND  ASSOCI-
ATIONS  OF FARMERS TO FOOD AND FOOD SERVICES BUYERS AND PROCESSORS, SUCH
AS RESTAURANTS, SCHOOLS, FOOD RETAILERS, FARMERS' MARKETS, COLLEGES  AND
OTHER INSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES
WHERE  THERE  HAS  BEEN  A LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF SUCH PRODUCTS. LOANS,
LOAN GUARANTEES AND INTEREST SUBSIDY GRANTS MAY BE USED TO  FINANCE  NEW

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03692-04-1

S. 614--B                           2

CONSTRUCTION,  RENOVATION  OR LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION
OF LAND, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
ments to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws  of  1968,
constituting  the New York state urban development corporation act, made
by section one of this act, shall  expire  on  the  same  date  as  such
section expires and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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