senate Bill S4741

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Designates sweet corn as the state vegetable

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 19, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S4741 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6697
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง89, State L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4431, A6842
2009-2010: S4238, A5582

S4741 - Bill Texts

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Designates sweet corn as the state vegetable.

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BILL NUMBER:S4741 REVISED 4/2/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state law, in relation to making
sweet corn the state vegetable

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To establish sweet corn as the official vegetable of New York state.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Amends the State law by adding a new section 89 designating sweet corn
as the official vegetable of the state of New York.

JUSTIFICATION:

Sweet corn is one of the leading agricultural produce in New York
State. Sweet corn is grown on more farms in New York State than any
other vegetable and is planted on more than 30,000 acres throughout
the state. Sweet Corn sales in New York State top $70 million
annually.

Vegetables are herbaceous plants of which some portion is used for
human consumption, either cooked or raw, during the primary part of
the meal. This classification would include obvious vegetables like
lettuce and broccoli but also those in which the seeds are eaten, such
as peas and sweet corn. New York already has an official fruit, the
apple; an official tree, the sugar maple and even an official state
muffin, apple muffin, as well as an official beverage that recognizes
the value of our state's dairy farmers - milk.

The value of all New York vegetable production in 2012 totaled over
$409 million, according to the New York Agricultural Statistics
Service. New York is fifth in the nation in area harvested and sixth
in value of principal fresh market vegetables.

This legislation recognizes the importance of the vegetable industry
to the economy of Upstate New York and farm towns of Long Island and
highlights the importance of our state's vegetable farms to New York
consumers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.3919 of 2007/2008
S.4238 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4741

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation  to  making  sweet  corn  the
  state vegetable

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

  Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 89 to read
as follows:
  S 89. STATE VEGETABLE. SWEET CORN SHALL BE THE OFFICIAL  VEGETABLE  OF
THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01569-01-3

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