assembly Bill A3954B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to locally grown farm and food products

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.583
substituted for s549b
Feb 28, 2022 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 17, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.426
Feb 15, 2022 reported
Feb 11, 2022 print number 3954b
Feb 11, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 05, 2022 referred to agriculture
Mar 11, 2021 print number 3954a
Mar 11, 2021 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 29, 2021 referred to agriculture

A3954 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S549
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8238, S5410
2015-2016: A7090, S3265
2017-2018: A7058, S3374
2019-2020: A7049, S2244

A3954 - 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.

A3954 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3954
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred 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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04684-01-1

Co-Sponsors

A3954A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S549
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8238, S5410
2015-2016: A7090, S3265
2017-2018: A7058, S3374
2019-2020: A7049, S2244

A3954A - 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.

A3954A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3954--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on   Agriculture   --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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;
   (IV)  TO  OFFER  COMMENTS ON STATE REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION AND BUDGET
 PROPOSALS IN THE AREA OF  FOOD  POLICY,  TO  ENSURE  A  COORDINATED  AND
 COMPREHENSIVE INTER-AGENCY APPROACH TO FOOD POLICY ISSUES;

Co-Sponsors

A3954B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S549
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; amd §180-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8238, S5410
2015-2016: A7090, S3265
2017-2018: A7058, S3374
2019-2020: A7049, S2244

A3954B (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.

A3954B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3954--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the
   Committee  on  Agriculture  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
   recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with  Assem-
   bly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the economic  devel-
   opment  law,  in  relation to locally grown farm and food products and
   codifying the New York state council 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 DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE, COORDINATED STATE FOOD
 POLICIES WITH THE GOAL OF:  ENSURING THAT ALL CITIZENS OF THE STATE  ARE
 ABLE TO EAT A HEALTHY DIET AND AVOID FOOD INSECURITY WHILE CONSUMING NEW
 YORK  GROWN  AND  PRODUCED  FOODS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE COUNCIL SHALL
 WORK TO: SUPPORT AND FACILITATE THE GROWTH OF  A  NEW  YORK-BASED  LOCAL
 FARM AND FOOD PRODUCT ECONOMY THAT REVITALIZES RURAL, SUBURBAN AND URBAN
 COMMUNITIES,  CREATES JOBS, AND SUPPORTS ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH PROMOT-
 ING AND DEVELOPING LOCAL FARM AND FOOD BUSINESSES AND THEIR PRODUCTS AND
 HELPS TO MAKE THEM MORE AVAILABLE TO NEW  YORK  RESIDENTS;  AND  PROMOTE
 HEALTHY  EATING  THROUGH  A  PLENTIFUL, ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, SAFE AND
 NUTRITIOUS FOOD SUPPLY WITH ACCESS  TO  FRESH  AND  MINIMALLY  PROCESSED
 FOODS  INCLUDING A READILY AVAILABLE SUPPLY OF SUCH FOOD DURING EMERGEN-
 CIES.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04684-06-2
 A. 3954--B                          2