A09549 Summary:

BILL NOA09549A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06299-A
 
SPONSORRussell
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRLopez
 
Amd 16, Ag & Mkts L
 
Relates to defraying costs of aggregating, processing and transporting agricultural products for producers and processors.
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A09549 Actions:

BILL NOA09549A
 
03/16/2016referred to agriculture
04/06/2016amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
04/06/2016print number 9549a
04/12/2016reported referred to ways and means
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A09549 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9549A
 
SPONSOR: Russell
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to assistance with aggregating, processing and transporting agricultural products for producers and processors   PURPOSE: This bill instructs the Commissioner of the state Department of Agricul- ture and Markets to provide information regarding federal, state, and private grants and educational opportunities to small scale farmers to enable them to more effectively access markets throughout New York.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the agriculture and markets law so that the commission- er will provide technical assistance to small scale producers and processors of agricultural products who are interested in coordinating with each other to aggregate, process, and transport agricultural products with the goal of selling such products in sufficient quantities to meet the demands of food businesses and institutional buyers. The commissioner will also assist in identifying grant opportunities for those farmers who require assistance to scale up their production. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: With New York's diverse geography and the often large distances between farmers and markets, it is imperative that the Commissioner of Agricul- ture and Markets work with farmers to identify programs that will best enable them to compete on the state and national level.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 90th day after it shall have become law.
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A09549 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9549--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 16, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. RUSSELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Agriculture --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to assist-
          ance  with  aggregating,  processing  and  transporting   agricultural
          products for producers and processors

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 5-b  of  section  16  of  the  agriculture  and
     2  markets law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d)  Provide,  in  cooperation with Cornell cooperative extension, the
     4  department  of  economic  development  and  other  resources,  technical
     5  assistance,  to  small  scale  producers  and processors of agricultural
     6  products who are interested in coordinating with each  other  to  aggre-
     7  gate, process and transport agricultural products with the goal of sell-
     8  ing  such  products in sufficient quantities to meet the demands of food
     9  businesses and institutional buyers, and identify and disseminate infor-
    10  mation to provide to such producers and processors on federal, state and
    11  private grant or other assistance programs with the purpose of assisting
    12  and supporting such coordination. The  assistance  provided  under  this
    13  paragraph  may  also  be  included  as  part of the procurement training
    14  programs authorized in subdivision two-d of this section.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    16  have become a law.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13281-03-6
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