senate Bill S2372

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the powers and duties of the office of community gardens

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 signed chap.528
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.187
substituted for a3743
May 29, 2013 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2013 1st report cal.554
Mar 05, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 16, 2013 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 6, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2372
31
0
committee
31
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 5, 2013 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2372
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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S2372 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3743
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-C §31-f, §31-j, amd §§31-g, 31-h & 31-i, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4906A, A7479A

S2372 - Summary

Expands the powers and duties of the office of community gardens.

S2372 - Sponsor Memo

S2372 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2372

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, GRISANTI, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO -- 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  expand-
  ing the powers and duties of the office of community gardens

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

  Section 1. Article 2-C of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new section 31-f to read as follows:
  S  31-F.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS.    THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY FINDS AND
DECLARES THAT COMMUNITY GARDENS PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH,  EDUCATIONAL
AND  SOCIAL  BENEFITS  TO  THE  GENERAL PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO
RESIDE IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS OF THIS STATE. FURTHERMORE, IT IS THE
ARTICULATED PUBLIC POLICY OF THIS STATE TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER GROWTH  IN
THE  NUMBER  OF  COMMUNITY  GARDENS AND THE ACREAGE OF SUCH GARDENS. THE
COMMUNITY GARDEN MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE LOW  COST  FOOD  THAT  IS
FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE UNABLE TO READILY AFFORD FRESH
FRUITS  AND VEGETABLES FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR FAMILIES, PROMOTES PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HEALTHIER INDIVIDUAL LIFESTYLES BY ENCOURAGING BETTER  EATING
HABITS  AND  INCREASED  PHYSICAL  ACTIVITY  BY  GROWING  THEIR OWN FOOD,
FOSTERS THE RETENTION AND EXPANSION  OF  OPEN  SPACES,  PARTICULARLY  IN
URBAN  ENVIRONMENTS,  ENHANCES  URBAN AND SUBURBAN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
AND COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION, PROVIDES  INEXPENSIVE  COMMUNITY  BUILDING
ACTIVITIES,  RECREATION AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS, ESTAB-
LISHES A SAFE PLACE FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND HELPS  TO  REDUCE  THE
INCIDENCE  OF CRIME, ENGENDERS A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN URBAN RESI-
DENTS, NATURE AND THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, AND FOSTERS GREEN JOB  TRAIN-
ING  AND  ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS. IT IS THEREFORE THE INTENT
OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO FOSTER  GROWTH  IN
THE NUMBER, SIZE AND SCOPE OF COMMUNITY GARDENS IN THIS STATE BY ENCOUR-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06611-01-3

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