|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 13, 2019||vetoed memo.226|
|Dec 06, 2019||delivered to governor|
|Jun 18, 2019||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.415
substituted for a8007
|Jun 14, 2019||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1398
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 20, 2019||reported and committed to finance|
|May 13, 2019||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S5716Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S5716 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5716 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to the beginning farmers NY fund PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To change the eligibility requirements for the for the Beginning Farm- er's NY fund, to enable more farmers to participate. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Section 16-w of the urban development corporation act is amended to include a consideration of the farm's income and investment if the farm's annual income is less than ten thousand dollars. Adds a requirement that leased land be considered for grants. This legislation also requires that tiers be established for grants less than $15,000. Section 2 - Effective date.
S5716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5716 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to the beginning farmers NY fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 5 of section 16-w of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968 constituting the urban development corporation act, subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of part W of chapter 58 of the laws of 2016 and subdivisions 3 and 5 as amended by section 1 of part FF of chapter 58 of the laws of 2015, are amended to read as follows: 2. The corporation shall consult with the department of agriculture and markets in order to establish such criteria governing the award of grants as authorized herein, as the corporation and such department deem necessary. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, farmers who have not produced an "agricultural product" as defined by section three hundred twenty-eight of the agriculture and markets law, for more than ten consecutive years, and who will materially and substantially participate in the production of an agricultural product within a region of the state. SUCH CRITERIA SHALL ALSO CONSIDER FARM INCOME AND FARM INVESTMENTS AS NECESSARY TO ACCOMMODATE BEGINNING FARMERS REPORTING LESS THAN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OF ANNUAL FARM INCOME. 3. Appropriations to the beginning farmers NY fund may be used for the following purposes: (a) to assist farmers in demonstrating innovative agricultural tech- niques including, but not limited to, organic farming and specialty crops. (b) capital grants in accordance with a business plan to improve farm profitability. Upon completion of such business plan, recipients shall EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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