senate Bill S8059

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of urban agriculture

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2022 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2022 1st report cal.544
Feb 24, 2022 print number 8059a
Feb 24, 2022 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 21, 2022 referred to agriculture

S8059 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2-C Art Head, §§31-f, 31-g, 31-h, 31-i & 31-j, add §31-k, Ag & Mkts L

S8059 - Summary

Establishes the office of urban agriculture.

S8059 - Sponsor Memo

S8059 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8059
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- 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  estab-
   lishing the office of urban agriculture
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The article heading of article 2-C of the  agriculture  and
 markets  law, as added by chapter 862 of the laws of 1986, is amended to
 read as follows:
               [COMMUNITY GARDENS] OFFICE OF URBAN AGRICULTURE
   § 2. Section 31-f of the agriculture and markets law,  as  amended  by
 chapter 272 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   §  31-f.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
 declares that [community gardens] URBAN AGRICULTURE provide  significant
 health,  educational,  ECONOMIC,  and  social  benefits  to  the general
 public, especially for those who reside in urban and suburban  areas  of
 this  state.  Furthermore,  it  is the articulated public policy of this
 state to promote and foster growth in [the number of community  gardens]
 URBAN  AGRICULTURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, URBAN FARMS, COMMUNITY
 GARDENS, FARMERS MARKETS, AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTED  AGRICULTURE  and  the
 acreage  of  [such  gardens] URBAN AGRICULTURE THROUGHOUT THE STATE. The
 [community garden] URBAN AGRICULTURE movement continues to  provide  low
 cost  food  that  is fresh and nutritious for those who may be unable to
 readily afford or have easy access to fresh fruits  and  vegetables  for
 themselves  or  their  families, ALLOWS COMMUNITIES TO GROW FOOD THAT IS
 CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND SIGNIFICANT, promotes public health and healthi-
 er  individual  lifestyles  by  encouraging  better  eating  habits  and
 increased physical activity by growing their own food, ENCOURAGES OWNER-
 SHIP  IN AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS WHO
 HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE INDUSTRY, fosters the retention
 and expansion of open  spaces,[  particularly  in  urban  environments,]
 enhances  urban and suburban environmental quality and community beauti-
 fication, provides inexpensive community building activities, recreation
 and physical exercise for all age groups, establishes a safe  place  for
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S8059A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2-C Art Head, §§31-f, 31-g, 31-h, 31-i & 31-j, add §31-k, Ag & Mkts L

S8059A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of urban agriculture.

S8059A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8059A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8059--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- 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 estab-
   lishing the office of urban agriculture

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The article heading of article 2-C of the agriculture and
 markets law, as added by chapter 862 of the laws of 1986, is amended  to
 read as follows:
               [COMMUNITY GARDENS] OFFICE OF URBAN AGRICULTURE
   §  2.  Section  31-f of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
 chapter 272 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   §  31-f.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
 declares  that [community gardens] URBAN AGRICULTURE provide significant
 health, educational,  ECONOMIC,  and  social  benefits  to  the  general
 public,  especially  for those who reside in urban and suburban areas of
 this state. Furthermore, it is the articulated  public  policy  of  this
 state  to promote and foster growth in [the number of community gardens]
 URBAN AGRICULTURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, URBAN FARMS,  COMMUNITY
 GARDENS,  FARMERS  MARKETS,  AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE and the
 acreage of [such gardens] URBAN AGRICULTURE THROUGHOUT  THE  STATE.  The
 [community  garden]  URBAN AGRICULTURE movement continues to provide low
 cost food that is fresh and nutritious for those who may  be  unable  to
 readily  afford  or  have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables for
 themselves or their families, ALLOWS COMMUNITIES TO GROW  FOOD  THAT  IS
 CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND SIGNIFICANT, promotes public health and healthi-
 er  individual  lifestyles  by  encouraging  better  eating  habits  and
 increased physical activity by growing their own food, ENCOURAGES OWNER-
 SHIP IN AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS  WHO
 HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE INDUSTRY, fosters the retention
 and  expansion  of  open  spaces,[  particularly in urban environments,]
 enhances urban and suburban environmental quality and community  beauti-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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