senate Bill S1979

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 - Passed Senate

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 21, 2023 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 31, 2023 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2023 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2023 1st report cal.211
Jan 17, 2023 referred to commerce, economic development and small business


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Jan 25, 2023 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2023

S1979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Economic Development
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4858
2015-2016: A6717
2017-2018: A6101
2019-2020: S7351, A6271
2021-2022: S25, A7415

S1979 (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.

S1979 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1979 (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  S E N A T E
                             January 17, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
   opment and Small Business
 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.


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