senate Bill S7275

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to a county's ability to purchase certain goods directly from New York state growers

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

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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 07, 2018 signed chap.371
Nov 27, 2018 delivered to governor
Apr 25, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.752
substituted for a8923
Jan 23, 2018 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 08, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.3
Jan 05, 2018 referred to rules

S7275 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L (as proposed in A. 6910-B and S. 5251-B)

S7275 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a county's purchase of certain goods shall be administered pursuant to policies and procedures adopted by the county governing board and developed in consultation with the commissioner of agriculture and markets.

S7275 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7275 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018

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

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  a  county's
  ability to purchase certain goods directly from New York state growers


  Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 9-a of section 103 of
the general municipal law, as added by a chapter of the  laws  of  2017,
amending the general municipal law, relating to purchasing on the behalf
of  a school district or a board of cooperative educational services, as
proposed in legislative bills numbers A.6910-B and S.5251-B, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  such  association  of producers or growers is comprised of ten or
fewer owners of farms who also operate such farms and who have  combined
to  fill  the  order of a county as herein authorized, provided however,
that a county may [apply to the commissioner of the  office  of  general
services  for  permission  to] purchase from an association of more than
ten owners of such farms when no other producers or growers have offered
to sell to such county;
  (c) all such purchases shall be administered pursuant to  [regulations
promulgated] POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ADOPTED by the [commissioner of the
office  of  general  services]  COUNTY  GOVERNING BOARD and developed in
consultation with the commissioner  of  agriculture  and  markets.  Such
[regulations]  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES shall ensure that the prices paid
by a county for any items so purchased  do  not  exceed  the  prices  of
comparable  local  farm  products  that  are  available to the political
subdivision or district therein through their usual  purchases  of  such
items;  include provisions for situations when more than one producer or
grower seeks to sell the same product to a county  to  ensure  that  all
such  producers  or  growers have an equitable opportunity to do so in a
manner similar to the usual purchasing practices of such county; include
guidelines for the approval of purchases of items from  associations  of
more than ten growers or producers; and, to the maximum extent practica-

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


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