Makes the onion the official state vegetable.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state law, in relation to making the onion the official state vegetable
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish the onion as the official vegetable of New York State.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the State law by adding a new section 89 designating the onion as the official vegetable of the state of New York.
JUSTIFICATION: Onions aye one of the most important vegetable crops in New York in terms of crop value. The principle type of onion grown is the pungent yellow globe, and most aye produced on muck (high organic matter) soils. Costs of production are higher for onions than any other vegetable crop in New York.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4295 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 28, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to making the onion the offi- cial state vegetable THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 89 to read as follows: S 89. STATE VEGETABLE. THE ONION SHALL BE THE OFFICIAL VEGETABLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10545-01-1