assembly Bill A5781A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the Nourish New York program

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May 25, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.125
substituted for a5781a
May 25, 2021 substituted by s4892a
rules report cal.125
reported
May 19, 2021 reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Mar 08, 2021 print number 5781a
Mar 08, 2021 amend and recommit to agriculture
Feb 25, 2021 referred to agriculture

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Mar 1, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S4892
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Feb 23, 2021 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Feb 23, 2021

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A5781 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4892
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 §§450 - 452, Ag & Mkts L

A5781 - Summary

Establishes the Nourish New York program to facilitate programming that ensures that certain surplus agricultural products are provided to food relief organizations at competitive wholesale prices.

A5781 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5781
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
   Nourish New York program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
 article 27 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 27
                             NOURISH NEW YORK
 SECTION 450. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
         451. DEFINITIONS.
         452. NOURISH NEW YORK PROGRAM.
   § 450. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. WHILE THE NOUR-
 ISH  NEW YORK PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO DISRUPTED FOOD SUPPLY
 CHAINS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, IT  HAS  EMERGED  AS  AN  IMPORTANT
 INNOVATION,  SIGNIFICANTLY  SUPPORTING THE STATE'S FARMS WHILE PROVIDING
 NOURISHING FRESH FOODS  TO  PEOPLE  EXPERIENCING  FOOD  INSECURITY.  THE
 COVID-19  CRISIS  UNVEILED  THE  WEAKNESSES  IN  OUR STATE'S FOOD SUPPLY
 SYSTEM AND HAS CAUSED SERIOUS ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS FOR THE  STATE'S  FARMS
 AND AGRIBUSINESSES.  BUT, IN THE TEN MONTHS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, NOURISH
 NEW  YORK  HAS  ALREADY STRENGTHENED THE STATE'S FOOD SUPPLY NETWORK AND
 EXPANDED MARKETS FOR NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS. THE LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT HAS
 ALSO GAINED SIGNIFICANT MOMENTUM DURING THE  PANDEMIC,  WITH  INCREASING
 NUMBERS  OF  NEW  YORKERS  WANTING  TO KNOW WHERE THEIR FOOD IS SOURCED.
 THIS PRESENTS THE STATE WITH A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY TO  SUPPORT  OUR  LOCAL
 ECONOMIES  AND  CREATE  GREATER  EQUITY  IN OUR FOOD SYSTEM BY PROVIDING
 GREATER ACCESS TO LOCAL, HEALTHY OPTIONS IN FOOD INSECURE AREAS  THROUGH
 MAKING THE NOURISH NEW YORK PROGRAM PERMANENT.
   §  451.  DEFINITIONS.  1. "FOOD RELIEF ORGANIZATION" MEANS A RELIGIOUS
 ORGANIZATION OR OTHER NOT-FOR-PROFIT THAT  PROVIDES  FOOD  FOR  FREE  TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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Multi-Sponsors

A5781A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4892
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 §§450 - 452, Ag & Mkts L

A5781A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the Nourish New York program to facilitate programming that ensures that certain surplus agricultural products are provided to food relief organizations at competitive wholesale prices.

A5781A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5781--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. CRUZ, LUPARDO, BARRON, AUBRY, GUNTHER, KELLES,
   STECK, FERNANDEZ, CLARK,  THIELE,  RODRIGUEZ,  JACKSON,  DeSTEFANO  --
   Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. B. MILLER -- 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, in relation to the
   Nourish New York program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
 article 27 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 27
                             NOURISH NEW YORK
 SECTION 450. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
         451. DEFINITIONS.
         452. NOURISH NEW YORK PROGRAM.
   § 450. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. WHILE THE NOUR-
 ISH NEW YORK PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO DISRUPTED FOOD  SUPPLY
 CHAINS  DUE  TO  THE  COVID-19  PANDEMIC, IT HAS EMERGED AS AN IMPORTANT
 INNOVATION, SIGNIFICANTLY SUPPORTING THE STATE'S FARMS  WHILE  PROVIDING
 NOURISHING  FRESH  FOODS  TO  PEOPLE  EXPERIENCING  FOOD INSECURITY. THE
 COVID-19 CRISIS UNVEILED THE  WEAKNESSES  IN  OUR  STATE'S  FOOD  SUPPLY
 SYSTEM  AND  HAS CAUSED SERIOUS ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS FOR THE STATE'S FARMS
 AND AGRIBUSINESSES.  BUT, IN THE TEN MONTHS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, NOURISH
 NEW YORK HAS ALREADY STRENGTHENED THE STATE'S FOOD  SUPPLY  NETWORK  AND
 EXPANDED MARKETS FOR NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS. THE LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT HAS
 ALSO  GAINED  SIGNIFICANT  MOMENTUM DURING THE PANDEMIC, WITH INCREASING
 NUMBERS OF NEW YORKERS WANTING TO KNOW  WHERE  THEIR  FOOD  IS  SOURCED.
 THIS  PRESENTS  THE  STATE WITH A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL
 ECONOMIES AND CREATE GREATER EQUITY IN  OUR  FOOD  SYSTEM  BY  PROVIDING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09808-07-1