Assembly Bill A7062

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Gives the commissioner of agriculture and markets the power to establish a federal food safety compliance program to support farmers in complying with federal food safety rules

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S2673 - Vetoed by Governor


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

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2015-A7062 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2673
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9118, S7037

2015-A7062 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Gives the commissioner of agriculture and markets the power to establish a federal food safety compliance assistance program to support farmers in complying with federal food safety rules.

2015-A7062 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7062

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MAGEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  federal
  food safety compliance assistance

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 45 to read as follows:
  45. ESTABLISH A FEDERAL FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  TO
SUPPORT FARMERS IN COMPLYING WITH FEDERAL FOOD SAFETY RULES.  UNDER SUCH
PROGRAM  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL FORM PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE NEW YORK STATE
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION, SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION  DISTRICTS,
COOPERATIVE  EXTENSION, AND OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE RESOURCES TO PROVIDE
SUCH SUPPORT AND SHALL ASSIST  SUCH  PARTNERS  IN  SEEKING  FEDERAL  AND
PRIVATE  SOURCES OF FUNDS FOR SUCH PROGRAM ASSISTANCE. THE PROGRAM SHALL
PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,
INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND REFERRALS TO HELP SUCH FARMERS IN
DEVELOPING OR MODIFYING FARMING, FOOD PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING PRAC-
TICES  TO  ACHIEVE  COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT FEDERAL FOOD SAFETY REQUIRE-
MENTS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSULT  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT  TO  IDENTIFY  SOURCES OF FUNDING TO ASSIST FARMERS THAT MAY
NEED TO INITIATE CAPITAL PROJECTS TO COMPLY WITH CHANGES IN FEDERAL FOOD
SAFETY RULES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07673-01-5


              

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