senate Bill S251

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the expansion of regional farmers' markets

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2019 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2019 1st report cal.554
Jan 09, 2019 referred to agriculture

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S251 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6614
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §284, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7674, A9835

S251 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of agriculture and markets to increase the number of regional farmers' markets for the direct marketing of foods and produce produced in the state.

S251 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S251 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   251

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  expansion of regional farmers' markets

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 284 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  DEVELOPMENT  AND  FACILITATION  OF  THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL
FARMERS' MARKETS TO PROMOTE  THE  DIRECT  MARKETING  OF  FARM  AND  FOOD
PRODUCTS  ON  A WHOLESALE OR BULK SALES BASIS TO LARGE VOLUME PURCHASERS
OF FARM AND FOOD PRODUCTS. SUCH REGIONAL  FARMERS'  MARKETS  SHOULD  BE,
WHENEVER  POSSIBLE,  LOCATED  IN AREAS THAT HAVE POOR CONSUMER ACCESS TO
HIGH QUALITY AND REASONABLY  PRICED  FOOD  AND  FARM  PRODUCTS  OR  FOOD
DESERTS;  OR  WHICH  WOULD SELL TO OR CATER TO THE NEEDS OF RETAILERS OR
BULK PURCHASERS OF FOOD AND FARM PRODUCTS THAT ARE LOCATED IN AREAS THAT
HAVE POOR CONSUMER ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY AND REASONABLY PRICED FOOD AND
FARM PRODUCTS OR FOOD DESERTS. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO  WORK  IN
COOPERATION  WITH  THE  NEW YORK STATE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND
THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDI-
VISION, SECTION SIXTEEN-M OF THE NEW YORK STATE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPO-
RATION ACT AND ARTICLE FIVE-D OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05759-01-9

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