senate Bill S6883

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a young farmers NY fund to support young farmers and encourage farming as a career

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Mar 25, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S6883 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9291
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16-w, UDC Act

S6883 - Summary

Establishes a young farmers NY fund to support young farmers and encourage farming as a career.

S6883 - Sponsor Memo

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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