senate Bill S2438

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes provisions to combat the incidence of adult and childhood obesity

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 signed chap.530
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.598
substituted for a6628
Jun 03, 2013 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.649
Mar 12, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 17, 2013 referred to agriculture


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S2438 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3, 16, 281 & 283, Ag & Mkts L; amd §224-b, County L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7114, A10101

S2438 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes provisions to combat the incidence of adult and childhood obesity; provides for direct marketing of fresh vegetables and fruits in areas with a high incidence of adult and child obesity; directs Cornell cooperative extension program to offer obesity and respiratory disease prevention programs.

S2438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2438 (ACTIVE) - 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.  KLEIN  -- 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  combat-
  ing  the  incidence  of adult and child obesity and encouraging direct
  marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas with  a  high  inci-
  dence  of  adult  and  child  obesity; and to amend the county law, in
  relation to the Cornell cooperative extension system relating to adult
  and childhood obesity, asthma, and respiratory illness prevention


  Section 1. Section 3 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
chapter 651 of the laws of 1946, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3. Declaration of policy and purposes.  The agricultural industry is
basic  to  the  life  of  our state. It vitally concerns and affects the
welfare, health, economic well-being and productive and industrial capa-
bilities of all our people. It is the policy and duty of  the  state  to
promote,  foster,  and  encourage the agricultural industry, with proper
standards of living for those engaged therein; to design  and  establish
long-range  programs  for its stabilization and profitable operation; to
increase through education, research, regulation, and scientific  means,
the  quantity, quality, and efficiency of its production; to improve its
marketing system; to encourage adequate and skilled assistance for agri-
cultural enterprises; to maintain at fair prices uncontrolled by  specu-
lation  the  instrumentalities  and  products  of agriculture; to remove
unnecessary or unfair costs and obstacles in the [transporation]  TRANS-
PORTATION,  storage,  processing,  distribution,  marketing, and sale of
agricultural products; to prevent frauds  in  the  traffic  therein;  to
promote an expanded demand for the state's agricultural products and the
intelligent  uses  thereof  by  consumers as pure and wholesome food; to
protect the public health and to eliminate the evils  of  under-nourish-
ment;  to  encourage  the selection and consumption of food according to

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


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