senate Bill S4892A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the Nourish New York program

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Actions

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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 4892a
Mar 01, 2021 1st report cal.463
Feb 23, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 17, 2021 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Mar 1, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S4892
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 23, 2021 - Agriculture committee Vote

S4892
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 23, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S4892 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5781
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 §§450 - 452, Ag & Mkts L

S4892 - 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.

S4892 - Sponsor Memo

S4892 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4892
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HINCHEY, BORRELLO -- 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 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S4892A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5781
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 §§450 - 452, Ag & Mkts L

S4892A (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.

S4892A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4892A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4892--A
     Cal. No. 463
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HINCHEY, BORRELLO, JORDAN, KRUEGER, 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,  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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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