senate Bill S834

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of an official state of New York quality trademark for milk and milk products

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S834 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §254, add §257-b, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3359A
2009-2010: S4240

S834 - Summary

Provides for the use of an official state of New York quality trademark for milk and milk products; sets forth requirements and procedures.

S834 - Sponsor Memo

S834 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   834

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 the use
  of an official state of New York quality trademark for milk  and  milk
  products

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

  Section 1. Section 254 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
THIRTEEN,  APPLY  TO  THE  UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE FOR
REGISTRATION FOR A CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK OR TRADEMARKS CONSISTING OF A
SEAL OF THE STATE, THE WORDS "NEW YORK" AND ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE  IDEN-
TIFYING  WORDS. ANY CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK OBTAINED MAY ONLY BE USED ON
MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS WITHIN THE STATE WHICH ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN-B OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. The agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 257-b to read as follows:
  S  257-B.  USE OF THE OFFICIAL STATE OF NEW YORK QUALITY TRADEMARK FOR
MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS.
  1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, AND UNLESS THE  CONTEXT  OTHERWISE
INDICATES, THE FOLLOWING WORDS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "APPLICANT"  MEANS A PERSON WHO OWNS OR OPERATES A MILK PLANT, WHO
HAS APPLIED FOR AN INITIAL LICENSE TO USE THE STATE OF NEW YORK  QUALITY
TRADEMARK FOR MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS AND A LICENSED USER SEEKING TO RENEW
A LICENSE.
  B.  "LICENSED USER" MEANS AN OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A MILK PLANT WHO HAS
APPLIED FOR AND BEEN ISSUED A LICENSE GRANTING  PERMISSION  TO  USE  THE
OFFICIAL  QUALITY  TRADEMARK  ON PACKAGES OR ADVERTISEMENT IN COMPLIANCE
WITH THIS SECTION.

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

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