senate Bill S2152

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the strategic farm and food product development coordinating council

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • 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
Dec 18, 2013 vetoed memo.278
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
May 30, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.387
substituted for a2701
May 20, 2013 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2013 1st report cal.551
Feb 12, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 14, 2013 referred to agriculture

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May 6, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2152
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committee
29
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 12, 2013 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2152
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Feb 12, 2013

aye wr (2)

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S2152 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2701
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; add §180-c, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6505, A8104

S2152 - Bill Texts

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Creates the strategic farm and food product development coordinating council.

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BILL NUMBER:S2152

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the
economic development law, in relation to creating the strategic farm and
food product development coordinating council

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to create
the Strategic Farm and Food Product Development Coordinating Council in
order to further Promote the use of New York grown products.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends § 15 of the Agriculture and Markets Law by establish-
ing the Strategic Farm and Food Product Development Coordinating Council
and defining the ways in which the Council will function.

Section 2: Adds a new 180-c of the Economic Development Law by requiring
the Department to cooperate with the Department of Agriculture and
Markets in the establishment of the Council.

Section 3: Provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This Coordinating Council will seek to promote benefi-
cial relationships among farmers, processors, wholesalers, distributors,
and state institutional entities such as schools and prisons in order to
promote the use of New York grown products in New York,

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6505 / A. 8104 of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  2152

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, GRISANTI, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the economic devel-
  opment law, in relation to creating the strategic farm and food  prod-
  uct development coordinating council

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. (A) ESTABLISH, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT,  A STRATEGIC FARM AND FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING
COUNCIL CONSISTING OF REPRESENTATIVES  OF  FARMERS,  PROCESSORS,  WHOLE-
SALERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, RETAILERS INCLUDING RETAIL FOOD STORES AND FOOD
SERVICE  BUSINESSES,  ACADEMIC  EXPERTS  AND OTHERS TO IDENTIFY FARM AND
FOOD PRODUCTS THAT:
  (I) ARE, OR HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO  BE,  IN  DEMAND  BY  A  SIGNIFICANT
PORTION OF THE CONSUMER MARKET; AND
  (II)  HAVE  THE POTENTIAL FOR INCREASED PRODUCTION BY, AND SIGNIFICANT
ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO, NEW YORK AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS.
  (B) SUCH COUNCIL SHALL ALSO SEEK TO PROMOTE  BENEFICIAL  RELATIONSHIPS
AMONG FARMERS, PROCESSORS, WHOLESALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND STATE INSTITU-
TIONAL  ENTITIES  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SCHOOLS, DAYCARE FACILI-
TIES, AND PRISONS. THE COUNCIL SHALL  IDENTIFY  BARRIERS  TO  TRADE  AND
SUGGEST POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS.
  (C)  SUCH  COUNCIL  SHALL  ALSO IDENTIFY RESOURCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, STATE AND FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND TECHNICAL ASSIST-
ANCE FROM GOVERNMENT, ACADEMIA AND PRIVATE  ORGANIZATIONS  AVAILABLE  TO
SUPPORT  INCREASED PRODUCTION, MARKETING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH FOODS
AND BEVERAGES. THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SHALL MAKE SUCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO INTERESTED PRODUCERS AND  MARK-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04825-01-3

S. 2152                             2

ETERS  OF SUCH PRODUCTS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENLIST THE ASSISTANCE OF
OTHER AGENCIES AS NEEDED TO IDENTIFY RESOURCES AND TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE
NECESSARY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.
  (D)  THE  COUNCIL SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE
LEGISLATURE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  THE  COUNCIL  AND
YEARLY THEREAFTER.
  S  2.  The economic development law is amended by adding a new section
180-c to read as follows:
  S 180-C. STRATEGIC FARM  AND  FOOD  PRODUCT  DEVELOPMENT  COORDINATING
COUNCIL.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COOPERATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL-
TURE  AND  MARKETS  IN  ESTABLISHING  A  STRATEGIC FARM AND FOOD PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL TO IDENTIFY FARM AND FOOD PRODUCTS THAT
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO  NEW  YORK
AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCERS, IDENTIFYING RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT
SUCH EFFORTS, AND MAKING SUCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO INTERESTED  FARMS
AND FOOD BUSINESSES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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