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S01239 Summary:

BILL NOS01239A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01446-A
 
SPONSORVALESKY
 
COSPNSRALCANTARA
 
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--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     January 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sens. VALESKY, ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Agriculture
          --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on Agriculture in accordance with
          Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 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-d to read as follows:
     3    5-d.  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.
                                                                   LBD02544-02-8
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