senate Bill S7114

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes provisions to combat the incidence of adult and childhood obesity

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Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 30, 2012 referred to agriculture

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Jun 5, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

S7114 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10101
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3, 16, 281 & 283, Ag & Mkts L; amd §224-b, County L

S7114 - Summary

Establishes provisions to combat the incidence of adult and childhood obesity; provides for direct marketing of fresh vegetables and fruits in areas with a high incidence of adult and child obesity; directs Cornell cooperative extension program to offer obesity and respiratory disease prevention programs.

S7114 - Sponsor Memo

S7114 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7114

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

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  combat-
  ing  the  incidence  of adult and child obesity and encouraging direct
  marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas with  a  high  inci-
  dence  of  adult  and  child  obesity; and to amend the county law, in
  relation to the Cornell cooperative extension system relating to adult
  and childhood obesity, asthma, and respiratory illness prevention

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

  Section 1. Section 3 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
chapter 651 of the laws of 1946, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3. Declaration of policy and purposes.  The agricultural industry is
basic  to  the  life  of  our state. It vitally concerns and affects the
welfare, health, economic well-being and productive and industrial capa-
bilities of all our people. It is the policy and duty of  the  state  to
promote,  foster,  and  encourage the agricultural industry, with proper
standards of living for those engaged therein; to design  and  establish
long-range  programs  for its stabilization and profitable operation; to
increase through education, research, regulation, and scientific  means,
the  quantity, quality, and efficiency of its production; to improve its
marketing system; to encourage adequate and skilled assistance for agri-
cultural enterprises; to maintain at fair prices uncontrolled by  specu-
lation  the  instrumentalities  and  products  of agriculture; to remove
unnecessary or unfair costs and obstacles in the [transporation]  TRANS-
PORTATION,  storage,  processing,  distribution,  marketing, and sale of
agricultural products; to prevent frauds  in  the  traffic  therein;  to
promote an expanded demand for the state's agricultural products and the
intelligent  uses  thereof  by  consumers as pure and wholesome food; to
protect the public health and to eliminate the evils  of  under-nourish-
ment;  to  encourage  the selection and consumption of food according to
sound dietary and nutritional principles; TO IMPROVE OUR CITIZENS' OVER-
ALL HEALTH AND TO COMBAT THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF ADULT AND CHILDHOOD

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13426-11-2

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