Assembly Bill A6717

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators

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

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2015-A6717 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4858
2017-2018: A6101
2019-2020: A6271
2021-2022: A7415
2023-2024: A6321

2015-A6717 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the Empire State Development Corporation, in consultation with SUNY, CUNY, and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to conduct a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators; requires a report to the governor and the legislature.

2015-A6717 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 30, 2015

Introduced  by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO,
  GUEZ, SCHIMEL, SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Higher Education

AN ACT in relation to requiring the Empire State development corporation
  in  consultation  with  the  state  university  of  New York, the city
  university of New York and the commission on independent colleges  and
  universities  to study the economic impact of optimizing kitchen incu-
  bators in New York state


  Section  1.  Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds that in
order to improve the economic opportunities for its citizens and  entre-
preneurs,  it  must  use  the established capabilities of its university
systems to offer space and resources to  the  next  generation  of  food
manufacturing businesses.
  It has been documented that the chief obstacle for start-up food manu-
facturing  businesses is their inability to access affordable commercial
kitchen space. Currently all over the state, there are only a few kitch-
en incubators facing high demand and unable to meet  the  needs  of  the
many potential start-up businesses.
  Kitchen  incubators  are  valuable  resources for New York state as it
moves  to  promote  more  job  development,  business  development   and
increased tax revenues.
  In  New York City alone, there are more than 900 food firms, with over
16,000 employees and another 2,500 who are self-employed. This has  been
viewed  as  evidence  of  entrepreneurs' intent on developing their food
manufacturing ideas into full scale production  capabilities  and  fully
functional business entities.
  Minority  and immigrant populations are growing significantly through-
out the state and so are their number  in  entrepreneurship  activities,

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


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