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senate Bill S3819
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3819 - Details
S3819 - 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.
S3819 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3819 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To promote public health and nutrition by authorizing assistance for establishment or retention of food retail establishments selling fresh food in underserved communities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as the "food retail establishment subsidization for healthy communities (FRESH) act." Section 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 and a contributing factor to a number of problems ranging from malnutrition and obesity to increased public health care costs and limit economic opportunities for farmers in the state. Section 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 corporation act, is amended by adding a new paragraph (o) The new paragraph includes provisions for loans, loan guarantees, interest
S3819 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3819 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 21, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "food retail establishment subsidization for healthy 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: (O) LOANS, LOAN GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS TO BUSI- NESSES, MUNICIPALITIES, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS OR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03739-01-3
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