assembly Bill A1081

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of the New York farm to school and school garden fund

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 10, 2017 referred to education

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A1081 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2768
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §97-ff, St Fin L; add §625-a, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10479, S7706
2019-2020: A1209, S3804

A1081 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of the New York farm to school and school garden fund; allows individuals to make a gift on their personal tax form for such fund; such fund will be used to establish school gardens and purchase equipment and educational materials to promote students' consumption of local products conducted in cooperation with the department of agriculture and markets.

A1081 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1081

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Education

AN  ACT  to  amend the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to
  establishing the New York farm to school and school garden fund

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

  Section  1.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section
97-ff to read as follows:
  § 97-FF. NEW YORK FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN FUND. 1.  THERE  IS
HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE
COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "NEW YORK
FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN FUND".
  2.  SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION  SIX
HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-A OF THE TAX LAW, AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED,
CREDITED,  OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT
TO LAW. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE FROM  SOLICITING
AND  RECEIVING GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS
DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO THE FUND  ACCORDING  TO
LAW.
  3. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED FOR THE PURPOSES OF ESTABLISH-
ING SCHOOL GARDENS AND PURCHASING EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO
PROMOTE STUDENTS' CONSUMPTION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS CONDUCTED IN COOPERATION
WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS. SUCH DEPARTMENT SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED  TO  CREATE  FURTHER  CRITERIA  AND LIMITS ON SUCH FUNDING IF
NECESSARY. MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT
OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS.  ANY  INTEREST RECEIVED BY THE COMPTROLLER ON
MONEYS ON DEPOSIT IN THE NEW YORK FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN  FUND
SHALL BE RETAINED IN AND BECOME PART OF SUCH FUND.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02614-01-7