assembly Bill A9860

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for the expansion of the production of fresh fruits and vegetables by community gardens

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Jun 06, 2018 held for consideration in agriculture
Feb 14, 2018 referred to agriculture

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A9860 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7733
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§31-f, 31-h & 31-j, Ag & Mkts L; amd §28-a, Gen City L; amd §272-a, Town L; amd §7-722, Vil L; amd §239-d, Gen Muni L; amd §331, Hway L; amd §3.09, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6019, S2767

A9860 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Encourages the expansion of the production of fresh fruits and vegetables by community gardens; directs the state and municipalities to develop more and safer bike lanes and multiple use trails so as to encourage physical activity and reduce carbon emissions.

A9860 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9860

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  expand-
  ing  the  production  of  fresh  fruits  and  vegetables  by community
  gardens; to amend the general city law, the town law, the village law,
  the general municipal law and the highway law, in relation to  direct-
  ing  the state and municipalities to develop more and safer bike lanes
  and multiple use trails so as to encourage more physical activity  and
  to  reduce  carbon  emissions;  and to amend the parks, recreation and
  historic preservation law, in relation  to  directing  the  office  of
  parks,  recreation and historic preservation to develop more and safer
  multiple use trails in state parks in and throughout the state

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

  Section  1.  Section 31-f of the agriculture and markets law, as added
by chapter 528 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  §  31-f.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that community gardens provide significant health, educational
and social benefits to the general  public,  especially  for  those  who
reside in urban and suburban areas of this state. Furthermore, it is the
articulated  public policy of this state to promote and foster growth in
the number of community gardens and the acreage  of  such  gardens.  The
community  garden  movement  continues  to provide low cost food that is
fresh and nutritious for those who may be unable to  readily  afford  OR
HAVE  EASY ACCESS TO fresh fruits and vegetables for themselves or their
families, promotes public health and healthier individual lifestyles  by
encouraging  better  eating  habits  and  increased physical activity by
growing their own food, fosters the  retention  and  expansion  of  open
spaces,  particularly in urban environments, enhances urban and suburban
environmental quality and community beautification, provides inexpensive
community building activities, recreation and physical exercise for  all
age groups, establishes a safe place for community involvement and helps
to  reduce  the  incidence  of  crime,  engenders  a closer relationship
between urban residents, nature and their local environment, and fosters

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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