Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 07, 2016
reported and committed to rules
|Apr 12, 2016
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S7273
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7273 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S7273 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7273 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to establishing a one-stop farming hotline PURPOSE : To provide farmers with access to essential and valuable information on all aspects of farming, namely, tax credit programs, beginning farmer loans, and sustainable practices. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 adds a new provision at section 216 of the Agriculture and Markets law to establish and administer, with the assistance of the Cornell cooperative extension, a toll free number for the purpose of addressing issues and questions pertaining to farming. Section 2 provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION : In recent years, New York State has made significant strides in investing in programs that aim to help the agriculture industry continue to grow. And, while these resources-like support for new farmers, information on important research, assistance with passing
2015-S7273 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7273 I N S E N A T E April 12, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 estab- lishing a one-stop farming hotline 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 49 to read as follows: 49. SUBJECT TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR SUCH PURPOSE, ESTABLISH AND ADMIN- ISTER, TOGETHER WITH THE CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, A ONE-STOP TOLL FREE NUMBER FOR FARMERS, AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS AND OTHERS TO ACCESS INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES REGARDING GOVERNMENTAL AND PRIVATE PROGRAMS THAT ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING AND EXPANDING FARM AND AGRICULTURAL RELATED BUSINESSES. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES, AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, MARKETING POSSIBILITIES AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES. SUCH ONE-STOP SERVICE SHALL BE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13951-03-6
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