assembly Bill A7415A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2022 print number 7415a
Jan 13, 2022 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
May 07, 2021 referred to higher education

A7415 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S25
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Economic Development
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4858
2015-2016: A6717
2017-2018: A6101
2019-2020: A6271, S7351

A7415 - Summary

Requires the Empire State Development Corporation, in consultation with SUNY, CUNY, public housing authorities and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to conduct a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators; requires a report to the governor and the legislature.

A7415 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7415
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT in relation to requiring the Empire State development corporation
   in consultation with the  state  university  of  New  York,  the  city
   university  of New York and the commission on independent colleges and
   universities to study the economic impact of optimizing kitchen  incu-
   bators in New York state
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds  that  in
 order  to improve the economic opportunities for its citizens and entre-
 preneurs, it must use the established  capabilities  of  its  university
 systems  to  offer  space  and  resources to the next generation of food
 manufacturing businesses.
   It has been documented that the chief obstacle for start-up food manu-
 facturing businesses is their inability to access affordable  commercial
 kitchen space. Currently all over the state, there are only a few kitch-
 en  incubators  facing  high  demand and unable to meet the needs of the
 many potential start-up businesses.
   Kitchen incubators are valuable resources for New  York  state  as  it
 moves   to  promote  more  job  development,  business  development  and
 increased tax revenues.
   In New York City alone, there are more than 900 food firms, with  over
 16,000  employees and another 2,500 who are self-employed. This has been
 viewed as evidence of entrepreneurs' intent  on  developing  their  food
 manufacturing  ideas  into  full scale production capabilities and fully
 functional business entities.
   Minority and immigrant populations are growing significantly  through-
 out  the  state  and so are their number in entrepreneurship activities,
 including in the development of foods from their native place of  origin
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01961-03-1

A7415A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S25
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Economic Development
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4858
2015-2016: A6717
2017-2018: A6101
2019-2020: A6271, S7351

A7415A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the Empire State Development Corporation, in consultation with SUNY, CUNY, public housing authorities and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to conduct a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators; requires a report to the governor and the legislature.

A7415A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7415--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on  Higher  Educa-
   tion  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN ACT in relation to requiring the Empire State development corporation
   in consultation with the  state  university  of  New  York,  the  city
   university  of New York and the commission on independent colleges and
   universities to study the economic impact of optimizing kitchen  incu-
   bators in New York state
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds  that  in
 order  to improve the economic opportunities for its citizens and entre-
 preneurs, it must use the established  capabilities  of  its  university
 systems  and our public housing authorities to offer space and resources
 to the next generation of food manufacturing businesses.
   It has been documented that the chief obstacle for start-up food manu-
 facturing businesses is their inability to access affordable  commercial
 kitchen space. Currently all over the state, there are only a few kitch-
 en  incubators  facing  high  demand and unable to meet the needs of the
 many potential start-up businesses.
   Kitchen incubators are valuable resources for New  York  state  as  it
 moves   to  promote  more  job  development,  business  development  and
 increased tax revenues.
   In New York city alone, there are more than 900 food firms, with  over
 16,000  employees and another 2,500 who are self-employed. This has been
 viewed as evidence of entrepreneurs' intent  on  developing  their  food
 manufacturing  ideas  into  full scale production capabilities and fully
 functional business entities.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01961-09-2
 A. 7415--A                          2