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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to agriculture|
|Feb 24, 2017||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S4689
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4689 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4689 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Creates a task force on improving urban and rural access to locally produced, healthy foods; provides that such task force should identify strategies, opportunities and methods to expand such access; provides that such task force report to the governor and the legislature within one year after the section takes effect.
S4689 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4689 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the task force on improving urban and rural consumer access to locally produced, healthy foods; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE : This legislation creates the Task Force on Improving Urban and Rural Consumer Access to Locally-Produced, Healthy Foods. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. Amends Article 2, Section 16 of agriculture and markets law to establish the Task Force on Improving Urban and Rural Consumer Access to Locally-Produced, Healthy Foods. The Task Force is made up of eleven members and will have the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets as the Chair. Four members of the Task Force will be appointed by the governor, two members will be appointed by the temporary president of the senate, two members will be appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one member will be appointed by the minority leader of the senate, and one member will be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. The appointed members of such Task Force will be farmers,
S4689 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4689 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 24, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 the task force on improving urban and rural consumer access to locally produced, healthy foods; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 28 to read as follows: § 28. TASK FORCE ON IMPROVING URBAN AND RURAL CONSUMER ACCESS TO LOCALLY PRODUCED, HEALTHY FOODS. 1. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED THE TASK FORCE ON IMPROVING URBAN AND RURAL CONSUMER ACCESS TO LOCALLY PRODUCED, HEALTHY FOODS. THE TASK FORCE IS TO BE COMPRISED OF ELEVEN MEMBERS. SUCH TASK FORCE SHALL HAVE ONE EX-OFFICIO CHAIRPERSON, WHO SHALL BE THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE. FOUR MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. THE APPOINTED MEMBERS OF SUCH TASK FORCE SHALL BE REPRESEN- TATIVE OF: (A) A FARM ENGAGED IN GROWING CROPS, LIVESTOCK OR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER; (B) NOT-FOR-PROFIT FOOD ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO EXPANDING ACCESS OF UNDERSERVED, URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES TO HEALTHY, LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD; (C) THE GROCERY INDUSTRY; AND (D) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES SERVING COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE AND NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02074-01-7
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