BILL NO A08994
SAME AS SAME AS S06695
SPONSOR Magee (MS)
COSPNSR Englebright, Hawley, Braunstein, Buchwald, Gunther, Jaffee, Stirpe,
MLTSPNSR Barclay, Blankenbush, Ceretto, Clark, Crouch, DiPietro, Duprey,
Finch, Galef, McDonald, Montesano, Morelle, Oaks, Raia, Stec
Add S89, State L
Relates to the designation of yogurt as the state snack.
BILL NO A08994
03/06/2014 referred to governmental operations
06/09/2014 reported referred to rules
06/11/2014 rules report cal.183
06/11/2014 substituted by s6695
S06695 AMEND= RANZENHOFER
02/28/2014 REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
04/29/2014 1ST REPORT CAL.433
04/30/2014 2ND REPORT CAL.
05/05/2014 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
05/06/2014 PASSED SENATE
05/06/2014 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
05/07/2014 referred to governmental operations
06/11/2014 substituted for a8994
06/11/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.183
06/11/2014 passed assembly
06/11/2014 returned to senate
10/09/2014 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
10/15/2014 SIGNED CHAP.401
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8994
SPONSOR: Magee (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state law, in relation to the
designation of yogurt as the state snack
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.
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 nutri-
ents 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 partic-
ularly suitable as the state snack.
None to state.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
March 6, 2014
Introduced by M. of A. MAGEE, HAWLEY -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Governmental 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:
1 Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 89 to read
2 as follows:
3 § 89. State snack. Yogurt shall be the official snack of the state of
4 New York.
5 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.