senate Bill S5716

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to awards of grants from the beginning farmers NY fund

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Current Bill Status - Delivered to Governor


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 06, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.415
substituted for a8007
Jun 14, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

Votes

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Jun 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5716
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 20, 2019 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S5716
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 20, 2019

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S5716 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8007
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-w, UDC Act

S5716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to eligibility and criteria for awards of grants from the beginning farmers NY fund.

S5716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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