Senate Bill S7351

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee

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

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2019-S7351 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S25
2023-2024: S1979

2019-S7351 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the Empire State Development Corporation, in consultation with SUNY, CUNY, and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to conduct a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators; requires a report to the governor and the legislature.

2019-S7351 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S7351 (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 21, 2020
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 AN ACT in relation to requiring the Empire State development corporation
   in consultation with the  state  university  of  New  York,  the  city
   university  of New York and the commission on independent colleges and
   universities to study the economic impact of optimizing kitchen  incu-
   bators in New York state
   Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds  that  in
 order  to improve the economic opportunities for its citizens and entre-
 preneurs, it must use the established  capabilities  of  its  university
 systems  to  offer  space  and  resources to the next generation of food
 manufacturing businesses.
   It has been documented that the chief obstacle for start-up food manu-
 facturing businesses is their inability to access affordable  commercial
 kitchen space. Currently all over the state, there are only a few kitch-
 en  incubators  facing  high  demand and unable to meet the needs of the
 many potential start-up businesses.
   Kitchen incubators are valuable resources for New  York  state  as  it
 moves   to  promote  more  job  development,  business  development  and
 increased tax revenues.
   In New York City alone, there are more than 900 food firms, with  over
 16,000  employees and another 2,500 who are self-employed. This has been
 viewed as evidence of entrepreneurs' intent  on  developing  their  food
 manufacturing  ideas  into  full scale production capabilities and fully
 functional business entities.
   Minority and immigrant populations are growing significantly  through-
 out  the  state  and so are their number in entrepreneurship activities,
 including in the development of foods from their native place of  origin
 and  this  creates  growing demand for such foods by increasing minority
 and immigrant communities.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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