senate Bill S549A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2021 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2021 amended 549a
Mar 01, 2021 1st report cal.455
Jan 25, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Mar 1, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S549
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 25, 2021 - Agriculture committee Vote

S549
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S549 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3954
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; add §163-c, St Fin L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5410, A8238
2015-2016: S3265, A7090
2017-2018: S3374, A7058
2019-2020: S2244, A7049

S549 - Summary

Enacts the local food, farms, and jobs act; relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products; sets goals for levels of procurement by state agencies; creates the New York state council on food policy.

S549 - Sponsor Memo

S549 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    549
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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, the state finance  law,
   and the economic development law, in relation to procurement of local-
   ly grown farm and food products and codifying the New York state coun-
   cil on food policy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "local food, farms, and jobs act".
   §  2.  Section  16  of  the  agriculture and markets law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
   6-A. ESTABLISH A NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON FOOD POLICY.   THE  PURPOSE
 OF  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  BE TO FACILITATE THE GROWTH OF A NEW YORK-BASED
 LOCAL FARM AND FOOD PRODUCT ECONOMY THAT  REVITALIZES  RURAL  AND  URBAN
 COMMUNITIES, PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING WITH ACCESS TO FRESH FOODS, CREATES
 JOBS,  ENSURES  A  READILY AVAILABLE SUPPLY OF SAFE FOOD IN AN EMERGENCY
 EVENT, AND SUPPORTS ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH MAKING LOCAL  FARM  OR  FOOD
 PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO ALL NEW YORK CITIZENS.
   (A)  THE  RESPONSIBILITIES  OF  THE COUNCIL SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
 LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
   (I) TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A FOOD POLICY FOR THE STATE WHICH  RECOG-
 NIZES THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STATE TO ENSURE THE AVAIL-
 ABILITY  OF  AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF AFFORDABLE, FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD
 TO ITS RESIDENTS;
   (II) TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND STATE POLICIES  TO  EXPAND  AGRICULTURAL
 PRODUCTION, INCLUDING LOCALLY-GROWN AND ORGANICALLY-GROWN FOOD;
   (III)  TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF
 THE STATE FOOD POLICY, INCLUDING BENCHMARKS AND CRITERIA  FOR  MEASURING
 PROGRESS IN ACHIEVING STATE FOOD POLICY OBJECTIVES;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S549A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3954
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; add §163-c, St Fin L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5410, A8238
2015-2016: S3265, A7090
2017-2018: S3374, A7058
2019-2020: S2244, A7049

S549A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the local food, farms, and jobs act; relates to the procurement of locally grown farm and food products; sets goals for levels of procurement by state agencies; creates the New York state council on food policy.

S549A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S549A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  549--A
     Cal. No. 455
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SANDERS, BAILEY, HINCHEY, PARKER -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Agriculture -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to
   the  Committee  on  Finance -- reported favorably from said committee,
   ordered to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a  second
   report  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its place in the order of
   second report
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, the state finance  law,
   and the economic development law, in relation to procurement of local-
   ly grown farm and food products and codifying the New York state coun-
   cil on food policy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "local food, farms, and jobs act".
   §  2.  Section  16  of  the  agriculture and markets law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
   6-A. ESTABLISH A NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON FOOD POLICY.   THE  PURPOSE
 OF  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  BE TO FACILITATE THE GROWTH OF A NEW YORK-BASED
 LOCAL FARM AND FOOD PRODUCT ECONOMY THAT  REVITALIZES  RURAL  AND  URBAN
 COMMUNITIES, PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING WITH ACCESS TO FRESH FOODS, CREATES
 JOBS,  ENSURES  A  READILY AVAILABLE SUPPLY OF SAFE FOOD IN AN EMERGENCY
 EVENT, AND SUPPORTS ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH MAKING LOCAL  FARM  OR  FOOD
 PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO ALL NEW YORK CITIZENS.
   (A)  THE  RESPONSIBILITIES  OF  THE COUNCIL SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
 LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
   (I) TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND A FOOD POLICY FOR THE STATE WHICH  RECOG-
 NIZES THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STATE TO ENSURE THE AVAIL-
 ABILITY  OF  AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF AFFORDABLE, FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD
 TO ITS RESIDENTS;
 

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