Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2023||
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Senate Bill S1261
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Corporations, Authorities And Commissions Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1261 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1261 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to the beginning farmers NY fund PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To change the eligibility requirements for the for the Beginning Farm- er's NY fund, to enable more farmers to participate. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Section 16-w of the urban development corporation act is amended to include a consideration of the farm's income and investment if the farm's annual income is less than ten thousand dollars. Adds a requirement that leased land be considered for grants. This legislation also requires that tiers be established for grants less than $15,000. Section 2 - Effective date.
2023-S1261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1261 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to the beginning farmers NY fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 5 of section 16-w of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968 constituting the urban development corporation act, subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of part W of chapter 58 of the laws of 2016 and subdivisions 3 and 5 as amended by section 1 of part FF of chapter 58 of the laws of 2015, are amended to read as follows: 2. The corporation shall consult with the department of agriculture and markets in order to establish such criteria governing the award of grants as authorized herein, as the corporation and such department deem necessary. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, farmers who have not produced an "agricultural product" as defined by section three hundred twenty-eight of the agriculture and markets law, for more than ten consecutive years, and who will materially and substantially participate in the production of an agricultural product within a region of the state. SUCH CRITERIA SHALL ALSO CONSIDER FARM INCOME AND FARM INVESTMENTS AS NECESSARY TO ACCOMMODATE BEGINNING FARMERS REPORTING LESS THAN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OF ANNUAL FARM INCOME. 3. Appropriations to the beginning farmers NY fund may be used for the following purposes: (a) to assist farmers in demonstrating innovative agricultural tech- niques including, but not limited to, organic farming and specialty crops. (b) capital grants in accordance with a business plan to improve farm profitability. Upon completion of such business plan, recipients shall EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03444-01-3
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