|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 05, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Apr 30, 2012||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S7114
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S7114 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7114 (ACTIVE) - 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 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7114 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to combating the incidence of adult and child obesity and encouraging direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas with a high incidence 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to more fully encourage the cooperative integration in the law of already existing programs that combat childhood obesity that are operated by the Departments of Agriculture & Markets, Education, and Health. The incidence of childhood obesity is a rapidly growing public health, social, and economic concern that is adversely affecting the overall health and wellbeing of our next generation of New Yorkers. In fact, acute and chronic adverse health conditions such as diabetes, chronic coronary conditions, and respiratory illnesses caused by obesity conditions are about to overtake those acute and chronic adverse health conditions caused by smoking tobacco. This bill attempts to better integrate current programs and laws that relate to
S7114 (ACTIVE) - 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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