senate Bill S3819

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Feb 21, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S3819 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8674
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7385, A2359A
2009-2010: A7975A
2013-2014: A2483

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

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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