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S01239 Summary:

BILL NOS01239
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01446
 
SPONSORVALESKY
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 16, Ag & Mkts L
 
Relates to the reimbursement of schools for purchasing New York farm products; establishes rates of reimbursement dependent upon the percentage that New York farm products constitute a school's food purchases.
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S01239 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1239
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     January 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
 
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
          reimbursement of schools for purchasing New York farm products
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 5-c to read as follows:
     3    5-c. The commissioner of education shall  reimburse  school  nutrition
     4  programs  at  an  additional  rate based on the percentage that New York
     5  farm products constitute of each program's food purchases  in  a  school
     6  year.  Schools  for which New York farm products constitute at least ten
     7  percent of food purchases will be reimbursed an  additional  five  cents
     8  per  meal;  schools for which New York farm products constitute at least
     9  fifteen percent of food purchases will be reimbursed an  additional  ten
    10  cents  per  meal; schools for which New York farm products constitute at
    11  least twenty percent of food purchases will be reimbursed an  additional
    12  twenty-five cents per meal.
    13    The  commissioner  shall provide schools with an approved vendor list.
    14  Schools shall verify and  submit  their  percentage  of  New  York  farm
    15  purchases  to  the department per the reimbursement schedule established
    16  by the commissioner prior to reimbursement.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02544-01-7
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