senate Bill S2425

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "food retail establishment subsidization for healthy communities act"

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Jan 17, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S2425 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-m, UDC Act; amd §§210 & 606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3724A
2009-2010: S3557A

S2425 - Summary

Enacts the "food retail establishment subsidization for healthy communities act" (FRESH Communities); provides loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies and grants to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profit corporations or local development corporations for the purpose of attracting, maintaining or permitting the expansion of food retail establishments in underserved areas; establishes the retail food establishment living wages tax credit.

S2425 - Sponsor Memo

S2425 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation  to  enacting the food retail establishment subsidization for
  healthy communities (FRESH Communities) act; and to amend the tax law,
  in relation to establishing the retail food establishment living wages
  tax credit


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "food retail establishment  subsidization  for  healthy  communities
(FRESH Communities) act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the lack of access
to  fresh  foods  is  a  problem  of growing concern in many communities
across the state. Substantial increases in urban land values and  rents,
limited  access to financing and other economic pressures have left many
lower-income residents in urban and rural areas underserved by supermar-
kets and other food retail establishments. The resulting lack of  access
to  a variety of fresh food retailers makes it more difficult and expen-
sive for these residents to maintain a nutritionally balanced  diet  and
leads  to  increased  public  health  costs, dilutes the value of public
assistance for food purchases, leads to greater travel times and  energy
expenditures  to  obtain fresh food, and deprives the state's farmers of
markets for their products. Providing access to financial assistance for
urban and rural supermarkets in  underserved  areas  will  remedy  these
adverse conditions, create employment opportunities and help to revital-
ize and stabilize currently underserved neighborhoods.
  S  3. Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the
laws of 1968, constituting the New York state urban  development  corpo-
ration act, is amended by adding a new paragraph (o) to read as follows:

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


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