assembly Bill A8238

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Nov 06, 2013 referred to agriculture

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A8238 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5410
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; add §163-c, St Fin L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7090, S3265
2017-2018: A7058, S3374
2019-2020: A7049, S2244
2021-2022: A3954, S549

A8238 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the local food, farms, and jobs act; relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products; sets goals for levels of procurement by state agencies; creates the New York state council on food policy.

A8238 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8238

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, the state finance law,
  and the economic development law, in relation to procurement of local-
  ly grown farm and food products and codifying the New York state coun-
  cil on food policy

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "local food, farms, and jobs act".
  S 2. Section 16 of the agriculture  and  markets  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  ESTABLISH  A NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON FOOD POLICY.  THE PURPOSE
OF THE COUNCIL SHALL BE TO FACILITATE THE GROWTH  OF  A  NEW  YORK-BASED
LOCAL  FARM  AND  FOOD  PRODUCT ECONOMY THAT REVITALIZES RURAL AND URBAN
COMMUNITIES, PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING WITH ACCESS TO FRESH FOODS, CREATES
JOBS, ENSURES A READILY AVAILABLE SUPPLY OF SAFE FOOD  IN  AN  EMERGENCY
EVENT,  AND  SUPPORTS  ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH MAKING LOCAL FARM OR FOOD
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO ALL NEW YORK CITIZENS.
  (A) THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNCIL SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  ARE  NOT
LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
  (I)  TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A FOOD POLICY FOR THE STATE WHICH RECOG-
NIZES THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STATE TO ENSURE THE AVAIL-
ABILITY OF AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF AFFORDABLE, FRESH AND  NUTRITIOUS  FOOD
TO ITS RESIDENTS;
  (II)  TO  DEVELOP  AND RECOMMEND STATE POLICIES TO EXPAND AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCTION, INCLUDING LOCALLY-GROWN AND ORGANICALLY-GROWN FOOD;
  (III) TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION  OF
THE  STATE  FOOD POLICY, INCLUDING BENCHMARKS AND CRITERIA FOR MEASURING
PROGRESS IN ACHIEVING STATE FOOD POLICY OBJECTIVES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10054-02-3