assembly Bill A6733

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting school districts to favor locally sourced goods

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2019 referred to education


A6733 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7011, S1430

A6733 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits school districts to favor locally sourced goods.

A6733 (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  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 18, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. WOERNER, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education

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
that  are  available  to districts through their usual purchases of such

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


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.