assembly Bill A6019A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 13, 2019 signed chap.272
delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.428
substituted for s2767a
Jun 04, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 30, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.524
reported
Apr 30, 2019 print number 6019a
Apr 30, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Feb 26, 2019 referred to agriculture

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A6019 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2767
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§31-f, 31-h & 31-j, Ag & Mkts
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9860, S7733

A6019 - Summary

Encourages the expansion of the production of fresh fruits and vegetables by community gardens.

A6019 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6019

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT, D'URSO, ARROYO, BLAKE, COOK --
  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

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A6019A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2767
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§31-f, 31-h & 31-j, Ag & Mkts
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9860, S7733

A6019A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Encourages the expansion of the production of fresh fruits and vegetables by community gardens.

A6019A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6019--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT, D'URSO, ARROYO, BLAKE, COOK,
  EPSTEIN, JEAN-PIERRE, SAYEGH, DICKENS,  McDONALD,  GOTTFRIED,  JAFFEE,
  M. G. MILLER  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expand-
  ing the production of fresh fruits and vegetables by community gardens

  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
green job training and ecological education at all levels. It is  there-

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

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