senate Bill S8504

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to funding for food banks to purchase food products from New York farmers and processors for distribution to New Yorkers experiencing hunger or food insecurity

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Jun 06, 2020 referred to rules

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S8504 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10675
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Appropriations

S8504 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing that monies from the CARES act be allocated to food banks or other participating entities to purchase food products from New York farmers and processors for distribution to New Yorkers experiencing hunger or food insecurity.

S8504 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8504 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8504

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT relating to funding for food banks, emergency food providers,  or
  other  participating  entities to purchase food products from New York
  farmers and processors for distribution to  New  Yorkers  experiencing
  hunger or food insecurity

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

  Section 1. 1. For purposes of this act, "regional food hub" shall mean
a business  or  organization  that  actively  manages  the  aggregation,
distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily
from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy
wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.
  2.  $25,000,000 of monies that have been allocated to the state of New
York by the federal  Coronavirus  Aid,  Relief,  and  Economic  Security
(CARES) Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-136), or any future federal stimulus fund-
ing,  that  have  not  otherwise been obligated, shall be allocated to a
state program or initiative already in existence  or  established  after
the  effective  date  of  this act, that provides funding to food banks,
emergency food providers, or other  participating  entities  within  the
state to purchase food products from New York farmers and processors for
distribution to New Yorkers experiencing hunger or food insecurity.
  3. Such program or initiative shall, to the extent practicable, prior-
itize  the  sourcing  of  food  products from producers, processors, and
regional food hubs within the same geographic region as the food  banks,
emergency  food  providers,  or  other  entities  participating  in such
program or initiative.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16595-01-0

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