senate Bill S2147

2013-2014 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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2013 vetoed memo.234
Oct 09, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.585
substituted for a728
May 20, 2013 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2013 1st report cal.522
Mar 05, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 14, 2013 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Apr 30, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2147
31
1
committee
31
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 5, 2013 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2147
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Mar 5, 2013

aye wr (1)

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S2147 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A728
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Commissioner
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5377, A1463
2009-2010: A10701

S2147 - 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:S2147

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2147

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. VALESKY, MAZIARZ -- 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.
                                                           LBD02024-01-3

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