senate Bill S5941

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the NY food insecurity, farm resiliency and rural poverty initiative; repealer; appropriation

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Mar 23, 2021 referred to finance

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S5941 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6391
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add Art 24-A §§291 - 291-n, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§210-B & 606, Tax L; amd §5-3.1, EPT L; amd §§701, 161, 511, 564, 651 & 674, rpld §§161 sub 1 closing ¶, §703 closing ¶, §705 sub 1-a, §§163-a, 704-b, 702-b & 674-a, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120 & 201, rpld §110-b, Work Comp L

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the NY food insecurity, farm resiliency and rural poverty initiative to provide financial assistance in the form of matching grants, hiring assistance, purchasing assistance, tax credits, tax exemptions, and reimbursements.

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5941
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture  and  markets  law,  the  tax  law,  the
   estates,  powers  and trusts law, the labor law, the public health law
   and the workers' compensation law, in relation to establishing the  NY
   food  insecurity,  farm  resiliency  and rural poverty initiative; and
   repealing certain provisions of the labor law and the workers' compen-
   sation law relating thereto; and making an appropriation therefor
 
   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 "NY Food Insecurity, Farm Resiliency and Rural Poverty act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The  legislature  hereby  recog-
 nizes  that  the  agricultural  industry  is a significant, economically
 diverse and productive industry that is vital to the state of  New  York
 and  has  a substantial impact on the state's economy. That the COVID-19
 pandemic, and the subsequent mandates and  restrictions,  have  severely
 disrupted  the  agricultural markets to an extent seldom realized by the
 state. Consequently, the legislature hereby recognizes that a comprehen-
 sive support structure is necessary to ensure the viability of New  York
 farms and provide reliable market expectations for New York farmers.
  § 3. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new article
 24-A to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 24-A
         NY FOOD INSECURITY, FARM RESILIENCY AND RURAL POVERTY ACT
 SECTION 291. SHORT TITLE.
         291-A. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
         291-B. DEFINITIONS.
         291-C. NY  FOOD  INSECURITY,  FARM  RESILIENCY AND RURAL POVERTY
                  OFFICE.
         291-D. PERMANENT AGRICULTURAL PURCHASING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
         291-E. COMMERCIAL MEAT AND DAIRY PROCESSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
         291-F. NEW YORK MEAT AND DAIRY PROCESSING STUDY COMMISSION.
         291-G. PERSONAL SERVICE COST ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

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