senate Bill S3583

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to awards of grants from the beginning farmers NY fund

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Corporations, Authorities And Commissions Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 30, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S3583 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-w, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5716

S3583 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3583 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3583 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3583
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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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