senate Bill S252

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting school districts to favor locally sourced goods

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 06, 2019 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2019 1st report cal.110
Jan 09, 2019 referred to local government


S252 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1430, A7011
2021-2022: S3974, A7482

S252 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits school districts to favor locally sourced goods.

S252 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S252 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation  to  facilitating
  school districts in purchasing local agricultural products


  Section 1. Paragraphs (b), (b-1) and (c) of subdivision 9  of  section
103  of the general municipal law, paragraphs (b) and (c) as amended and
paragraph (b-1) as added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2017, are  amended
to read as follows:
  (b)  [the  amount  that  may  be  expended by a school district in any
fiscal year for such purchases shall not exceed an amount equal to twen-
ty cents multiplied by the total number  of  days  in  the  school  year
multiplied by the total enrollment of such school district;
  (b-1) the amount that may be expended by a board of cooperative educa-
tional  services  in any fiscal year for such purchases shall not exceed
an amount equal to twenty cents multiplied by the total number  of  days
in  the  school  year  multiplied  by  the  number of students receiving
services by such board of cooperative educational services at facilities
operated by a board of cooperative educational services;
  (c)] all such purchases shall be administered pursuant to  regulations
promulgated by the commissioner of education. Such regulations shall: be
developed  in  consultation  with  the  commissioner  of agriculture and
markets to accommodate and promote the provisions of the  farm-to-school
program established pursuant to subdivision five-b of section sixteen of
the  agriculture  and  markets law and subdivision thirty-one of section
three hundred five of the education law as added by chapter two  of  the
laws  of  two  thousand  [two]  ONE;  ensure  that  the prices paid by a
district or board of cooperative educational services for any  items  so
purchased  do  not  exceed  the prices of comparable local farm products

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


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