senate Bill S3152A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a community gardens task force

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Current Bill Status Via A735 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1630
substituted for s3152a
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a735
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1630
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 13, 2021 print number 3152a
May 13, 2021 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 27, 2021 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

S3152 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A735
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §31-j, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5026, A8138
2017-2018: S3588, A1179, A10566
2019-2020: S3242, A981

S3152 - Summary

Relates to a community gardens task force.

S3152 - Sponsor Memo

S3152 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3152
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, ADDABBO -- 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, in relation to a commu-
   nity gardens task force
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 31-j of the agriculture and markets law, as added
 by chapter 528 of the laws of 2013, paragraph (a) of  subdivision  4  as
 amended  by  chapter  272  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
 follows:
   § 31-j. Community gardens task force. 1. The commissioner [may]  SHALL
 convene  a  community gardens task force to identify and develop ways to
 encourage state agencies, municipalities and private parties  to  estab-
 lish  and  expand community gardens and the activities conducted by such
 gardens.
   2. The task force shall be chaired by the  commissioner,  or  by  such
 officer  or  employee  of  the  department as shall be designated by the
 commissioner. The membership of the task  force  may  include  represen-
 tation from appropriate state agencies and members that represent exist-
 ing   community  gardens,  counties,  cities,  towns,  villages,  school
 districts, other special use districts, public authorities  and  cooper-
 ative  extension services. MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL INCLUDE AT
 LEAST TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION,
 EXPANSION OR PROTECTION OF COMMUNITY GARDENS.
   3. The commissioner, may request the assistance of state  agencies  to
 carry out the work of the task force.
   4.    (a) The goals of the task force may include, but are not limited
 to, the study, evaluation and development  of  recommendations:  (i)  to
 encourage  the establishment and expansion of community gardens by state
 agencies, municipal governments and private parties, (ii)  to  encourage
 cooperation  between  the activities and operations of community gardens
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S3152A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A735
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §31-j, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5026, A8138
2017-2018: S3588, A1179, A10566
2019-2020: S3242, A981

S3152A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to a community gardens task force.

S3152A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3152A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3152--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed 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 a commu-
   nity gardens task force

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 31-j of the agriculture and markets law, as added
 by chapter 528 of the laws of 2013, paragraph (a) of  subdivision  4  as
 amended  by  chapter  272  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
 follows:
   § 31-j. Community gardens task force. 1. The commissioner [may]  SHALL
 convene  a  community gardens task force to identify and develop ways to
 encourage state agencies, municipalities and private parties  to  estab-
 lish  and  expand community gardens and the activities conducted by such
 gardens.
   2. The task force shall be chaired by the  commissioner,  or  by  such
 officer  or  employee  of  the  department as shall be designated by the
 commissioner. The membership of the task  force  may  include  represen-
 tation from appropriate state agencies and members that represent exist-
 ing   community  gardens,  counties,  cities,  towns,  villages,  school
 districts, other special use districts, public authorities  and  cooper-
 ative  extension services. MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL INCLUDE AT
 LEAST TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION,
 EXPANSION OR PROTECTION OF COMMUNITY GARDENS.
   3. The commissioner, may request the assistance of state  agencies  to
 carry out the work of the task force.
   4.    (a) The goals of the task force may include, but are not limited
 to, the study, evaluation and development  of  recommendations:  (i)  to
 encourage  the establishment and expansion of community gardens by state

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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