senate Bill S7180

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to encouraging community-based organizations to increase opportunities for seniors to participate in community gardens

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 approval memo.25
signed chap.525
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.367
substituted for a9381
Jun 10, 2014 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1219
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 02, 2014 referred to agriculture

S7180 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9381
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง31-j & 31-h, Ag & Mkts L

S7180 - Summary

Relates to encouraging community-based organizations to increase opportunities for seniors to participate in community gardens.

S7180 - Sponsor Memo

S7180 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7180

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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, in relation to  encour-
  aging  community-based  organizations  to  increase  opportunities for
  seniors to participate in community gardens

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 31-j of the agri-
culture and markets law, as added by chapter 528 of the laws of 2013, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  goals of the task force may include, but are not limited to,
the study, evaluation and development of recommendations: (i) to encour-
age the establishment and expansion of community gardens by state  agen-
cies, municipal governments and private parties, (ii) to encourage coop-
eration  between  the activities and operations of community gardens and
provision of donated food to local voluntary  food  assistance  programs
for  the  poor  and  disadvantaged, [and] (iii) to increase the benefits
that community gardens may provide to the local community in which  they
are  located,  AND  (IV)  TO  ENCOURAGE COOPERATION WITH COMMUNITY-BASED
ORGANIZATIONS TO INCREASE THE  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  SENIORS,  THOSE  AGED
SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY GARDENS.
  S  2.  Paragraph e of subdivision 2 of section 31-h of the agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter 528 of the laws of 2013, is amended
to read as follows:
  e. Assist, support and encourage contact and cooperation between,  and
the  cooperative  sharing  of resources between community garden groups,
school garden programs and local  voluntary  food  assistance  programs,
such  as  community  food  pantries,  soup kitchens, SENIOR CENTERS, and
other  community  and  not-for-profit  organizations  that  provide   or
distribute  food  to  the ELDERLY, poor, and disadvantaged. Such support
can include the provision of surplus  community  garden  food  or  other
agricultural  products to such local voluntary food assistance programs;
and
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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