senate Bill S6233

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "food retail establishment subsidization for healthy communities act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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May 04, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Apr 16, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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May 4, 2021 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 4, 2021

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S6233 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-m, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7385
2013-2014: S3819
2015-2016: S1498
2017-2018: S2783
2019-2020: S584

S6233 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "food retail establishment subsidization for healthy communities act" (FRESH Communities); provides loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies and grants to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profit corporations or local development corporations for the purpose of attracting, maintaining or permitting the expansion of food retail establishments in underserved areas.

S6233 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6233 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6233
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KENNEDY, LIU, MAY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
   Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
   relation to enacting the food retail establishment  subsidization  for
   healthy communities (FRESH Communities) act
 
   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  "food  retail  establishment  subsidization for healthy communities
 act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the lack of access
 to fresh foods is a problem  of  growing  concern  in  many  communities
 across  the state. Substantial increases in urban land values and rents,
 limited access to financing and other economic pressures have left  many
 lower-income residents in urban and rural areas underserved by supermar-
 kets  and other food retail establishments. The resulting lack of access
 to a variety of fresh food retailers makes it more difficult and  expen-
 sive  for  these residents to maintain a nutritionally balanced diet and
 leads to increased public health costs,  dilutes  the  value  of  public
 assistance  for food purchases, leads to greater travel times and energy
 expenditures to obtain fresh food, and deprives the state's  farmers  of
 markets for their products. Providing access to financial assistance for
 urban  and  rural  supermarkets  in  underserved areas will remedy these
 adverse conditions, create employment opportunities and help to revital-
 ize and stabilize currently underserved neighborhoods.
   § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of  the
 laws  of  1968, constituting the New York state urban development corpo-
 ration act, is amended by adding a new paragraph (o) to read as follows:
   (O) LOANS, LOAN GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES  AND  GRANTS  TO  BUSI-
 NESSES, MUNICIPALITIES, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS OR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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