Relates to the designation of yogurt as the state snack.
Ayes (52): Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young
Nays (8): Hoylman, Krueger, Parker, Perkins, Sampson, Smith, Squadron, Zeldin
Absent (1): Ball
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state law, in relation to the designation of yogurt as the state snack
PURPOSE: To designate yogurt as the official state snack of New York
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the State Law by adding a new section 89 to designate yogurt as the official snack of the State of New York.
Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Yogurt is a healthy food that tastes great and is a good source of protein, calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium and magnesium, all nutrients that are an important part of a good diet. Yogurt is also an important economic driver across our state; in fact New York is now the number one processor of yogurt in the country. Increasing demand for milk, the primary component in yogurt, has helped to support and grow our dairy industry and provide important economic growth to our rural communities. New York is now fifth in the nation in milk production, producing over 13 billion pounds in 2012, in part fueled by the demand from yogurt processors.
Both from a health standpoint and economic standpoint, yogurt is particularly suitable as the state snack.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6695 IN SENATE February 28, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to the designation of yogurt as the state snack 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 SNACK. YOGURT SHALL BE THE OFFICIAL SNACK 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. LBD14184-01-4