|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2014||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|May 19, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 14, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 13, 2014||1st report cal.709|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 20, 2013||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|May 08, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|May 07, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|May 06, 2013||1st report cal.546|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S978
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S978 - Details
S978 - Summary
Enacts the "buy from the backyard act"; requires the office of general services and other state agencies to buy 20% of all their food products from producers and/or processors in New York state; provides that the commissioner of agriculture and markets shall determine the New York food products that are available during the various times during the year; directs such commissioner to report to the governor and the legislature on the implementation of such provisions.
S978 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S978 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law and the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enacting the "buy from the backyard act" PURPOSE: To require that State agencies who purchase food and food products to purchase 20% of their total contracts for food from within New York State, likely resulting in significant spending in New York State's agricultural industry. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Designates this act to be known as the "Buy From the Backyard Act". Section 2. Amends §165(4) of the State Finance Law to require that during each fiscal year, not less than twenty percent of food products purchased through contracts on behalf of facilities and institutions of the State, be products grown, produced or harvested in New York State, or that any processing of such food products took place within New York State. This section also classifies "competitive purchasing" under the subdivision to be deemed to be established when the cost of such products are not more than ten percent higher than other food products.
S978 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 978 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enacting the "buy from the backyard act" 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 "buy from the backyard act". S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 165 of the state finance law, as amended by chapter 137 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 4. Special provisions for purchase of available New York food products. a. Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, when letting contracts for the purchase of food products on behalf of facilities and institutions of the state, solicitation specifications of the office of general services and any other agency, department, office, board or commission [may] SHALL require provisions that mandate that [all or some], DURING EACH STATE FISCAL YEAR, NOT LESS THAN TWENTY PERCENT of the required food products are grown, produced or harvested in New York state, or that any processing of such food products take place in facil- ities located within New York state. b. The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall determine AND CERTIFY, using uniform criteria, those food products for which the requirements of this subdivision are deemed MOST beneficial and shall promulgate and forward to the appropriate agencies a list of such food products, and shall in addition ascertain those periods of time each year that those food products are available in sufficient quantities for competitive purchasing and shall forward such information to purchasing agencies. The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall update such list as often as is deemed by him or her to be necessary. FOR THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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