Bill S2147-2013

Directs the commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production

Directs the commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state; strategy shall be based on an analysis of land use and economic trends, soil and natural resources, food consumption needs and other factors necessary to develop a state-level blueprint for protecting farmland and strengthening food production in the state.

Details

Actions

  • Oct 21, 2013: VETOED MEMO.234
  • Oct 9, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.585
  • Jun 20, 2013: substituted for a728
  • May 20, 2013: referred to agriculture
  • May 20, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 20, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 6, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 1, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.522
  • Mar 5, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 14, 2013: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Agriculture - Mar 5, 2013
Ayes (10): Ritchie, Gallivan, Ranzenhofer, Seward, Valesky, Young, Gipson, Montgomery, Serrano, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (1): O'Mara

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2147

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize and direct the commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to authorize and direct the Commissioners of Agriculture and Markets and Economic Development to assess New York State's capacity for regional food production and to develop strategies for increasing the output and integration of localized food production.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this legislation authorizes and directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets and Economic Development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York State.

JUSTIFICATION: A regional food production study could better assess New York's agricultural capabilities, connect upstate agricultural producers with an expanded base of downstate customers and provide greater access to healthy and organic produce. Authorizing this study would expedite and encourage consumer trends towards the consumption of locally and regionally grown foods.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.10701 of 2010.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2147 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to authorize and direct the commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic development are hereby authorized and directed to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state. Such strategy shall be based on an analysis of land use and economic trends, soil and natural resources, food consumption needs and other factors necessary to develop a state-level blueprint for protect- ing farmland and strengthening food production in the state. Such strat- egy shall be developed in consultation with agricultural and economic development advisory bodies created or authorized by statute and such other organizations or persons as the commissioners shall deem appropri- ate. Within one year of the effective date of this act, the commission- ers shall submit a report of their findings and recommendations, includ- ing proposed legislation, if any, to the governor and the legislature. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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