|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 25, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S6883
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S6883 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
- Laws Affected:
- Add §16-w, UDC Act
S6883 - Summary
Establishes a young farmers NY fund to support young farmers and encourage farming as a career.
S6883 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6883 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to a young farmers NY fund PURPOSE: To amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to a Young Farmers NY fund. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 identifies the Young Farmers NY fund. Section two provides for the effective date. EXISTING LAW: While similar competitive grant programs exist in New York law, there is no existing state program to provide competitive grants to young farmers. JUSTIFICATION: While agriculture is considered to be a major New York industry, state economic development financing programs do not treat agriculture as an individual sector, and financing is not available to provide farmers with assistance to be more competitive in national and international markets. New York's farm community is aging and it has become increasingly difficult to attract young people to farming and to encourage younger
S6883 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6883 I N S E N A T E March 25, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, BALL, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY, GALLI- VAN, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, LARKIN, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to a young farmers NY fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. 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 section 16-w to read as follows: S 16-W. YOUNG FARMERS NY FUND. 1. THE YOUNG FARMERS NY FUND IS HEREBY CREATED. THE PURPOSE OF THE YOUNG FARMERS NY FUND IS TO MAKE GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, WITHIN AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, TO SUPPORT YOUNG FARMERS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO CONSIDER FARMING AS A CAREER, RESULTING IN THE GROWTH OF AGRIBUSINESS WITHIN THE STATE AND THE CONCOMITANT CREATION OF JOBS AND TAX REVENUES FOR THE STATE. 2. THE CORPORATION SHALL CONSULT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH SUCH CRITERIA GOVERNING THE AWARD OF GRANTS AS AUTHORIZED HEREIN, AS THE CORPORATION AND SUCH DEPARTMENT DEEM NECESSARY. SUCH CRITERIA SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) FARMERS WHO HAVE NOT PRODUCED AN "AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT" AS DEFINED IN THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, FOR MORE THAN TEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS, AND WHO WILL MATERIALLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY PARTICIPATE IN THE PRODUCTION OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT WITHIN THE STATE. (II) FARMERS WHO DEMONSTRATE INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ORGANIC FARMING AND SPECIALTY CROPS. (III) THE ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AGRICULTURAL JOBS WHICH WOULD BE CREATED OR RETAINED. (IV) FARMS OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY ACRES OR LESS. 3. THE CORPORATION SHALL ESTABLISH A COMPETITIVE PROCESS FOR THE EVAL- UATION OF APPLICANTS FOR THE YOUNG FARMER NY FUND. WHEN AWARDING FUNDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE CORPORATION SHALL ENSURE THAT APPLICANTS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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