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Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 449 - Concurrent jurisdiction over retail food establishments and farmers' markets
Summary:Would grant the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene concurrent jurisdiction with the Department of Agriculture over retail food establishments and farmers' markets. Would allow the Department of Health to apply regulations such as the sugary beverage restrictions, menu labeling, and trans fat bans to the aforementioned establishments.
Sponsor(s):Senator Tony Avella (D)
Status:
As of 1/17/2013: Referred to Committee on Cities
As of 12/17/2012: Read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 978 - Buy from the Backyard Act
Summary:Would require that at least 20% of foods purchased for state and local government use be produced in New York.
Sponsor(s):Senator Tom Libous (R)
Status:
As of 5/21/2013: Passed by Senate, transmitted to Assembly, referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 5/9/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 5/8/2013: Second report
As of 5/8/2013: Committee report sent to calendars
As of 5/6/2013: Committee meeting set for May 6, 2013
As of 12/20/2012: Prefiled, referred to Committee on Finance

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2146 - Dine: Pride of New York Program
Summary:Would establish a program designating and identifying restaurants using New York agricultural products.
Sponsor(s):Senator David J. Valesky (D)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Passed by Senate and Assembly, delivered to the Governor
As of 5/30/2013: Set on Senate active list
As of 5/8/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 5/2/2013: Second report
As of 5/1/2013: Meeting set for Committee on Finance, first report to calendar
As of 2/14/2013: Passed by Committee on Agriculture, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 2/13/2013: Committee meeting set for February 12, 2013
As of 1/17/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2149 - Farm to Senior Program
Summary:Would establish a farm-to-senior program to facilitate and promote the purchase of New York farm products by senior centers and other institutions for the aging.
Sponsor(s):Senator David J. Valesky (D)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 5/30/2013: Passed by Assembly, returned to Senate
As of 5/8/2013: Passed by Senate, transmitted to Assembly, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 4/30/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 4/26/2013: Second report
As of 4/25/2013: April 23, 2013: Committee meeting scheduled
As of 2/14/2013: Passed by Committee on Aging, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 2/13/2013: Committee meeting set for February 12, 2013
As of 1/17/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Aging

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2152 - Creating a strategic farm and food product development coordinating council
Summary:Would establish a strategic farm and food product development coordinating council to identify farm and food products that have the potential to create significant economic benefits to New York agricultural producers, identifying resources and assistance to support such efforts, and making such information available to interested farms and food businesses.
Sponsor(s):Senator David J. Valesky (D)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 5/31/2013: Substituted for AB 2701, passed by Assembly, returned to Senate
As of 5/21/2013: Passed by Senate, transmitted to Assembly, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 5/9/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 5/8/2013: Second report
As of 5/8/2013: Committee report sent to calendars
As of 5/6/2013: Committee meeting set for May 6, 2013
As of 2/14/2013: Passed by Committee on Agriculture, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 2/13/2013: Committee meeting set for February 12, 2013
As of 1/17/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2700 - Farm to senior program
Summary:Would establish a farm-to-senior program to facilitate and promote the purchase of New York farm products by senior centers and other institutions for the aging.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman William D. Magee (D)
Status:
As of 12/11/2013: Meeting set for Committee on Agriculture for December 10, 2013
As of 5/30/2013: Laid out for discussion, substituted by SB 2149
As of 5/23/2013: Set on Assembly floor calendar
As of 5/13/2013: Committee meeting set for May 13, 2013
As of 5/8/2013: Reported and referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 5/6/2013: Committee meeting set for May 7, 2013
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2701 - Creating a strategic farm and food product development coordinating council
Summary:Would establish a strategic farm and food product development coordinating council to identify farm and food products that have the potential to create significant economic benefits to New York agricultural producers, identifying resources and assistance to support such efforts, and making such information available to interested farms and food businesses.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman William D. Magee (D)
Status:
As of 5/31/2013: Substituted by SB 2152
As of 5/28/2013: Set on Assembly floor calendar for May 29, 2013
As of 5/23/2013: First report to calendar
As of 5/22/2013: Committee meeting set for Ways and Means on May 22, 2013
As of 4/26/2013: Passed by Committee on Agriculture, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 4/25/2013: April 23, 2013: Committee meeting scheduled
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2372 - Expand role of community gardens and convene a task force
Summary:Would expand the powers and duties of the office of community gardens, including convening a community gardens task force.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 6/14/2013: Substituted for HB 3743, passed by Assembly, returned to Senate
As of 5/30/2013: Passed by Senate, transmitted to Assembly, referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 5/9/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 5/8/2013: Second report
As of 5/8/2013: Committee report sent to calendars
As of 5/6/2013: Committee meeting set for May 6, 2013
As of 3/8/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 3/5/2013: Committee meeting set for March 5, 2013
As of 1/23/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 5051 - Buy from the Backyard Act
Summary:Would allow the "competitive purchasing" of New York food when the cost of such products are not more than ten percent higher than other food products.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D)
Status:
As of 2/18/2013: Introduced, read once, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2774 - Shop: Pride of New York program
Summary:Would establish a program identifying businesses using or selling food products grown, raised, and/or produced in New York.
Sponsor(s):Senator David Carlucci (D)
Status:
As of 6/6/2013: Substituted by HB 3802
As of 6/6/2013: Set on the Senate active list for June 5, 2013
As of 6/4/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 6/3/2013: Second report
As of 5/30/2013: First report to calendar
As of 5/29/2013: Committee meeting set
As of 5/1/2013: Reported and referred to Committee on Finance
As of 2/18/2013: Amended bill re-referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 2/18/2013: Read twice, referred to Committee on Agriculture, committee discharged, bill amended, and ordered reprinted

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 3743 - Expand the powers and duties of the office of community gardens
Summary:Would expand the powers and duties of the office of community gardens, including streamlining the application process, providing support and facilitating collaboration for community gardens, and forming a community garden task force.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D)
Status:
As of 6/14/2013: Laid out for discussion, substituted by SB 2372
As of 6/12/2013: Set on Assembly floor calendar for June 12, 2013
As of 6/12/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Rules
As of 6/5/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 6/3/2013: Committee meeting set for June 4, 2013
As of 2/5/2013: Read once, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2796 - Community food security, empowerment, and economic development program
Summary:Establish the community food security, empowerment and economic development program to support the development of community food projects designed to meet the food needs of low-income people, increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs and promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm and nutrition issues.
Sponsor(s):Senator Gregory R. Ball (R)
Status:
As of 1/29/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Health

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 3802 - Shop: Pride of New York program
Summary:Would establish a program identifying businesses using or selling food products grown, raised, and/or produced in New York.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman William D. Magee (D)
Status:
As of 12/11/2013: Committee meeting set for December 10, 2013
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 6/6/2013: Substituted for SB 2774, passed by Senate, returned to Assembly
As of 5/31/2013: Passed by Assembly, transmitted to Senate, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 5/28/2013: Set on Assembly floor calendar for May 29, 2013
As of 5/23/2013: First report to calendar
As of 5/22/2013: Committee meeting set for Ways and Means on May 22, 2013
As of 3/15/2013: Passed by Committee on Agriculture, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 3/12/2013: Committee meeting set for March 13, 2013
As of 2/4/2013: Read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 4061 - Solicitation of New York food products
Summary:Would allow for increased use of New York grown products by state agencies.
Sponsor(s):Senator Patricia A. Ritchie (R)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 6/24/2013: Substituted for HB 5102, passed by Assembly, returned to Senate
As of 6/24/2013: Passed by Senate, sent to Assembly
As of 6/7/2013: Committee meeting set for June 11, 2013
As of 3/12/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Finance

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 5410 - Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act
Summary:Would establish a New York state council on food policy to facilitate the growth of a New York-based local farm and food product economy that revitalizes rural and urban communities, promotes healthy eating with access to fresh foods, creates jobs, ensures a readily available supply of safe food in an emergency event, and supports economic growth through making local farm or food products available to all New York citizens.
Sponsor(s):Senator Terry Gipson (D)
Status:
As of 5/17/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 8238 - Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Act
Summary:Would establish a New York state council on food policy to facilitate the growth of a New York-based local farm and food product economy, promote healthy eating with access to fresh foods, create jobs, ensure a readily available supply of safe food in an emergency event, and support economic growth through making local farm or food products available to all New York citizens.
Sponsor(s):Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr (I)
Status:
As of 11/7/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 6940 - Would establish GrowNY pilot program
Summary:Would establish the GrowNY pilot program -- an economic gardening pilot program within the department of economic development.
Sponsor(s):Patrick M. Gallivan (R)
Status:
As of 4/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY AB 9118 - Compliance program to help farmers comply with federal food safety rules
Summary:Would give the commissioner of agriculture and markets the power to establish a federal food safety compliance program to support farmers in complying with federal food safety rules.
Sponsor(s):Bill Magee
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 7433 - USDA to evaluate support of farmers ages 62 years+
Summary:Would require the department of agriculture and markets to evaluate their support of farmers age sixty-two years and older.
Sponsor(s):Senator David J. Valesky (D)
Status:
As of 5/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.