senate Bill S5410

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
May 16, 2013 referred to agriculture

S5410 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8238
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; add §163-c, St Fin L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L

S5410 - Summary

Enacts the local food, farms, and jobs act; relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products; sets goals for levels of procurement by state agencies; creates the New York state council on food policy.

S5410 - Sponsor Memo

S5410 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5410

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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, the state finance  law,
  and the economic development law, in relation to procurement of local-
  ly grown farm and food products and codifying the New York state coun-
  cil on food policy

  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 "local food, farms, and jobs act".
  S  2.  Section  16  of  the  agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. ESTABLISH A NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON FOOD POLICY.   THE  PURPOSE
OF  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  BE TO FACILITATE THE GROWTH OF A NEW YORK-BASED
LOCAL FARM AND FOOD PRODUCT ECONOMY THAT  REVITALIZES  RURAL  AND  URBAN
COMMUNITIES, PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING WITH ACCESS TO FRESH FOODS, CREATES
JOBS,  ENSURES  A  READILY AVAILABLE SUPPLY OF SAFE FOOD IN AN EMERGENCY
EVENT, AND SUPPORTS ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH MAKING LOCAL  FARM  OR  FOOD
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO ALL NEW YORK CITIZENS.
  (A)  THE  RESPONSIBILITIES  OF  THE COUNCIL SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A FOOD POLICY FOR THE STATE WHICH  RECOG-
NIZES THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STATE TO ENSURE THE AVAIL-
ABILITY  OF  AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF AFFORDABLE, FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD
TO ITS RESIDENTS;
  (II) TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND STATE POLICIES  TO  EXPAND  AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCTION, INCLUDING LOCALLY-GROWN AND ORGANICALLY-GROWN FOOD;
  (III)  TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF
THE STATE FOOD POLICY, INCLUDING BENCHMARKS AND CRITERIA  FOR  MEASURING
PROGRESS IN ACHIEVING STATE FOOD POLICY OBJECTIVES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10054-02-3

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