Assembly Bill A6321

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A6321 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Economic Development
Law Section:
Economic Development
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A6321, S1979

2023-A6321 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the Empire State Development Corporation, in consultation with SUNY, CUNY, public housing authorities and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to conduct a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators; requires a report to the governor and the legislature.

2023-A6321 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               April 4, 2023
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Economic Development
 AN ACT in relation to requiring the Empire State development corporation
   in consultation with the  state  university  of  New  York,  the  city
   university  of New York, public housing authorities and the commission
   on independent colleges and universities to study the economic  impact
   of optimizing kitchen incubators in New York state
   Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds  that  in
 order  to improve the economic opportunities for its citizens and entre-
 preneurs, it must use the established  capabilities  of  its  university
 systems  and our public housing authorities to offer space and resources
 to the next generation of food manufacturing businesses.
   It has been documented that the chief obstacle for start-up food manu-
 facturing businesses is their inability to access affordable  commercial
 kitchen space. Currently all over the state, there are only a few kitch-
 en  incubators  facing  high  demand and unable to meet the needs of the
 many potential start-up businesses.
   Kitchen incubators are valuable resources for New  York  state  as  it
 moves   to  promote  more  job  development,  business  development  and
 increased tax revenues.
   In New York city alone, there are more than 900 food firms, with  over
 16,000  employees and another 2,500 who are self-employed. This has been
 viewed as evidence of entrepreneurs' intent  on  developing  their  food
 manufacturing  ideas  into  full scale production capabilities and fully
 functional business entities.
   Minority and immigrant populations are growing significantly  through-
 out  the  state  and so are their number in entrepreneurship activities,
 including in the development of foods from their native place of  origin

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 A. 6321                             2


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