senate Bill S5806

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the retail food stores in underserved areas task force

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7873 - Vetoed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 20, 2015 tabled
vetoed memo.244
Nov 10, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s5806
Jun 17, 2015 substituted by a7873
ordered to third reading cal.1718
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 03, 2015 referred to agriculture

S5806 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets

S5806 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the retail food stores in underserved areas task force.

S5806 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5806 (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  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2015

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT  to  establish  the retail food stores in underserved areas task


  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the lack of
access to healthy foods is a problem of growing concern in many communi-
ties across the state. High land values  and  commercial  rents,  zoning
restrictions,  licensing  and  permitting  delays, trucking and delivery
expenses, limited access to financing, and other economic pressures have
left many lower-income residents in urban and rural areas underserved by
full service supermarkets and  other  food  retail  establishments.  The
resulting lack of access to affordable and nutritious food makes it more
difficult  and expensive for these residents to maintain a nutritionally
balanced diet which negatively impacts public health and increases asso-
ciated medical costs. Lack of access not only results in  higher  prices
for healthy foods, but also increased expenditures for transportation by
those  already  living  on limited incomes. The wholesale food available
for sale to existing  retailers  in  underserved  communities  is  often
imported from outside the state and this reduces potential opportunities
for the state's farmers to sell locally-grown or produced food products.
Retailers who seek to open a business in underserved areas face an array
of  federal,  state, and local laws and regulations and the accompanying
approvals, permits, and fees which are necessary for the  protection  of
the  public.  To address the lack of healthy food and retail stores that
can provide it there is a need for a task force to identify barriers  to
the  establishment or expansion of food retailers in these areas and how
to better assist such businesses in navigating the  path  to  establish-

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


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