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A04692 Summary:

BILL NOA04692
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
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; bases such strategy 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.
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A04692 Actions:

BILL NOA04692
 
02/03/2017referred to agriculture
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A04692 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4692
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal
  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 strat- egy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state   PURPOSE: This bill authorizes and directs 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 one authorizes and directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets and Economic Development to study and develop a long-term strat- egy for sustaining farming and food production in New York State. Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: As identified by former Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in a February 2010 report entitled FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, 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.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: A.1010 - Referred to Agriculture 2013-14: A.9065 - Referred to Agriculture; S.7545 - Referred to Agriculture   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.
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A04692 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4692
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 3, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred 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:
 
     1    Section  1.  The commissioners of agriculture and markets and economic
     2  development are hereby authorized and directed to study  and  develop  a
     3  long-term  strategy  for  sustaining  farming and food production in New
     4  York state. Such strategy shall be based on an analysis of land use  and
     5  economic  trends, soil and natural resources, food consumption needs and
     6  other factors necessary to develop a state-level blueprint for  protect-
     7  ing farmland and strengthening food production in the state. Such strat-
     8  egy  shall  be  developed in consultation with agricultural and economic
     9  development advisory bodies created or authorized by  statute  and  such
    10  other organizations or persons as the commissioners shall deem appropri-
    11  ate.  Within one year of the effective date of this act, the commission-
    12  ers shall submit a report of their findings and recommendations, includ-
    13  ing proposed legislation, if any, to the governor and the legislature.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05102-01-7
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