assembly Bill A3302

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "buy from the backyard act"

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May 24, 2016 held for consideration in agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 22, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A3302 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6648
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L; add §5-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10584, S6974
2011-2012: A8038, A9031, S2468
2013-2014: A5051, S978
2017-2018: A2185, S3918

A3302 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A3302 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3302

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, BARRETT, LOPEZ, JAFFEE, BLANKEN-
  BUSH, ABINANTI, STIRPE, RUSSELL, PAULIN,  SKOUFIS  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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.  The opening paragraph of paragraph a, paragraphs b, c,  subpara-
graph (i) of paragraph f and paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 165
of the state finance law, the opening paragraph of paragraph a, subpara-
graph  (i)  of  paragraph f and paragraph h as amended by chapter 533 of
the laws of 2013, and paragraphs b and c as amended by  chapter  137  of
the laws of 2008, are amended to read as follows:
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01325-01-5

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