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A01389 Summary:

BILL NO    A01389A

SAME AS    SAME AS S00614-B

SPONSOR    Ortiz (MS)

COSPNSR    Brook-Krasny, Lupardo, Rivera P, Galef, Boyland

MLTSPNSR   Benedetto, Crespo, Gottfried, Lifton, Magee, McEneny

Amd S16-m, UDC Act

Finances the transportation and distribution of New York state farm grown
products to food service markets, including restaurants, schools, colleges, and
others, especially in underserved urban and other communities.
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A01389 Actions:

BILL NO    A01389A

01/05/2011 referred to agriculture
04/08/2011 amend and recommit to agriculture
04/08/2011 print number 1389a
05/17/2011 reported referred to ways and means
06/01/2011 reported referred to rules
06/06/2011 reported 
06/06/2011 rules report cal.38
06/06/2011 substituted by s614b
           S00614  AMEND=B  KLEIN
           01/05/2011 REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
           02/01/2011 AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
           02/01/2011 PRINT NUMBER 614A
           02/08/2011 REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
           04/04/2011 AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
           04/04/2011 PRINT NUMBER 614B
           05/02/2011 1ST REPORT CAL.412
           05/03/2011 2ND REPORT CAL.
           05/04/2011 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 
           05/23/2011 PASSED SENATE
           05/23/2011 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
           05/23/2011 referred to ways and means
           06/06/2011 substituted for a1389a
           06/06/2011 ordered to third reading rules cal.38
           06/06/2011 passed assembly
           06/06/2011 returned to senate
           08/05/2011 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
           08/17/2011 SIGNED CHAP.454
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A01389 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01389 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1389A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to financing the transportation and distribution of foods grown
in New York state for delivery to food service institutions and
underserved markets

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide Economic Development financing for transportation projects
to facilitate delivery of New York farm products from farmers and
associations of farmers to institutional food service purchasers such
as restaurants, schools and other food service operations..

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 16-m of Chapter 174
of the laws of 1968 creating the Urban Development Corporation. The
new paragraph 1 would provide loans, grants and interest subsidies to
businesses, local and regional economic development corporations,
not-for-profit corporations, regional marketing organizations,
agricultural cooperative, and local and regional organizations to
finance transportation and distribution projects. These
transportation and distribution projects would need to promote the
distribution and sales of New York farm products by farmers to food
and food services and processors, and large buyers such as
restaurants, food retailers, schools and other institutions in
communities where locally produced New York foods are lacking.
Financing can be used for construction, renovation, and acquisition
of land, buildings, machinery and equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York farmers produce quality fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy
products. Further, there is an increasing recognition that the taste,
quality and freshness of these local farm products matters
significantly to chefs and consumers. Unfortunately, it is difficult
for many of our family farmers to get their products to buyers who
are very interested in purchasing them, especially in the New York
City market. School district food service programs are also looking
for more New York products as part of the New York Farm-to-School
Law, but distribution and delivery problems have sometimes arisen.
The high volumes of produce required by some food service operations
may require several farmers to combine their product shipments to
meet an order size or increase the frequency in which produce is
transported. This situation has placed further strain on the need for
a timely distribution and delivery system to transport such
agricultural products.

This bill by authorizing and encouraging the financing of farm product
transportation and distribution projects would help both the urban
and farm economy by opening up valuable food service markets to each
other. These projects could provide services that individual farmers

could not afford on their own and for which they do not have the time
to provide, but in combination with others, would be beneficial to
all. The economic benefits to farm regions from increased sales could
lead to increased business activity and jobs in those communities and
new jobs for the transportation projects themselves. In addition,
businesses and consumers in urban and suburban communities would
benefit from the fresher, nutritious, quality food and meals
available because of these projects.

This bill was amended for technical reasons related to the effective
date and to expand the class of entities that can receive such loans,
grants or interest subsidies.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005/06- A.8000 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08- A.5024 Referred to Agriculture
2009/10- A.6203 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:;
Subject to budget appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:;
This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments
to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
constituting the New York Urban Development Corporation Act, made by
section one of this act, shall not affect the expiration of such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.
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A01389 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        1389--A

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 5, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, BROOK-KRASNY, LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored
         by -- M. of A.  BENEDETTO, BOYLAND, GOTTFRIED, MAGEE,  PHEFFER,  TOWNS
         -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee
         discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
         to said committee

       AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
         relation  to  financing  the  transportation and distribution of foods
         grown in New York state for delivery to food service institutions  and
         underserved markets

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 16-m of section 1 of  chapter  174
    2  of  the  laws of 1968, constituting the New York state urban development
    3  corporation act, is amended by adding a new paragraph  (l)  to  read  as
    4  follows:
    5    (L)  LOANS,  LOAN  GUARANTEES, INTEREST SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS INCLUDING
    6  INTEREST SUBSIDY GRANTS  TO  BUSINESSES,  LOCAL  AND  REGIONAL  ECONOMIC
    7  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATIONS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS, REGIONAL MARKET-
    8  ING ORGANIZATIONS, AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES ORGANIZED PURSUANT  TO  THE
    9  COOPERATIVE  CORPORATIONS LAW, AND OTHER LOCAL OR REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
   10  TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION  AND  DISTRIBUTION  PROJECTS  THAT  FACILITATE
   11  DISTRIBUTION  AND SALES OF NEW YORK FARM PRODUCTS BY FARMERS AND ASSOCI-
   12  ATIONS OF FARMERS TO FOOD AND FOOD SERVICES BUYERS AND PROCESSORS,  SUCH
   13  AS  RESTAURANTS, SCHOOLS, FOOD RETAILERS, FARMERS' MARKETS, COLLEGES AND
   14  OTHER INSTITUTIONAL OPERATIONS ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES
   15  WHERE THERE HAS BEEN A LACK OF AVAILABILITY  OF  SUCH  PRODUCTS.  LOANS,
   16  LOAN  GUARANTEES  AND INTEREST SUBSIDY GRANTS MAY BE USED TO FINANCE NEW
   17  CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION OR LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND  THE  ACQUISITION
   18  OF LAND, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03692-05-1
       A. 1389--A                          2

    1    S  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
    2  ments to section 16-m of section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws  of  1968,
    3  constituting  the New York state urban development corporation act, made
    4  by section one of this act, shall  expire  on  the  same  date  as  such
    5  section expires and shall be deemed to expire therewith.
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