assembly Bill A735

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a community gardens task force

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 01, 2021 signed chap.635
Nov 19, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1630
substituted for s3152a
Feb 01, 2021 referred to agriculture
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 21, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.37
Jan 20, 2021 reported
Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

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A735 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3152
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §31-j, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8138, S5026
2017-2018: A1179, A10566, S3588
2019-2020: A981, S3242

A735 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to a community gardens task force.

A735 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    735
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. D. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to a commu-
   nity gardens task force
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 31-j of the agriculture and markets law, as added
 by chapter 528 of the laws of 2013, paragraph (a) of  subdivision  4  as
 amended  by  chapter  272  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
 follows:
   § 31-j. Community gardens task force. 1. The commissioner [may]  SHALL
 convene  a  community gardens task force to identify and develop ways to
 encourage state agencies, municipalities and private parties  to  estab-
 lish  and  expand community gardens and the activities conducted by such
 gardens.
   2. The task force shall be chaired by the  commissioner,  or  by  such
 officer  or  employee  of  the  department as shall be designated by the
 commissioner. The membership of the task  force  may  include  represen-
 tation from appropriate state agencies and members that represent exist-
 ing   community  gardens,  counties,  cities,  towns,  villages,  school
 districts, other special use districts, public authorities  and  cooper-
 ative  extension services. MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL INCLUDE AT
 LEAST TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION,
 EXPANSION OR PROTECTION OF COMMUNITY GARDENS.
   3. The commissioner, may request the assistance of state  agencies  to
 carry out the work of the task force.
   4.    (a) The goals of the task force may include, but are not limited
 to, the study, evaluation and development  of  recommendations:  (i)  to
 encourage  the establishment and expansion of community gardens by state
 agencies, municipal governments and private parties, (ii)  to  encourage

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets