Bill Text: NY A08347 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Enacts the New York agricultural investment task force act; establishes the New York task force on agricultural investment to study and assess the future of agriculture in the state.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-7)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - substituted by s6553 [A08347 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08347-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          8347

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      June 15, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. LUPARDO, BARRETT, BUTTENSCHON, DILAN, EPSTEIN,
          GUNTHER,  JONES,  LIFTON,  MOSLEY,   SANTABARBARA,   STIRPE,   RIVERA,
          WILLIAMS,  WOERNER,  L. ROSENTHAL, BLANKENBUSH, CROUCH, FINCH, FITZPA-
          TRICK, HAWLEY, B. MILLER -- read once and referred to the Committee on
          Ways and Means

        AN ACT establishing the New York task force on agricultural  investment;
          and  providing  for  the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration
          thereof

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  This  act shall be known and maybe cited as the "New York
     2  agricultural investment task force act".
     3    § 2. Legislative findings. The Legislature finds that  it  is  in  the
     4  public interest to have a viable agricultural sector in the state and to
     5  establish an agricultural investment task force that shall study, evalu-
     6  ate and develop budgeting and other recommendations relating to specific
     7  actionable measures to address farm sustainability in New York state.
     8    §  3.  The  New  York  task force on agricultural investment is hereby
     9  established to study and assess the future of agriculture in the  state.
    10  Such task force shall consist of twelve members with demonstrated exper-
    11  tise  in  issues  relating to the work of the task force. The members of
    12  the task force shall be appointed as follows:
    13    (a) six members shall be appointed  by  the  governor.  Such  members'
    14  expertise  shall  encompass,  but  not be limited to, the topic areas of
    15  agriculture, economic development, the environment, and workforce devel-
    16  opment. The six members appointed by the  governor  shall  include:  the
    17  commissioner  of  agriculture  and  markets, or his or her designee, who
    18  shall serve as the chairperson of the task force;  the  commissioner  of
    19  labor, or his or her designee; the president of the New York state ener-
    20  gy  research  and  development  authority,  or  his or her designee; the
    21  commissioner of environmental conservation, or his or her designee;  the

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13364-03-9

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     1  commissioner  of  housing and community renewal, or his or her designee;
     2  and the commissioner of economic development, or his or her designee;
     3    (b)  two  members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the
     4  senate;
     5    (c) two members shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
     6    (d) one member shall be appointed by the senate minority leader; and
     7    (e) one member shall be appointed by the assembly minority leader.
     8    § 4. All appointments shall be made no later than  the  fifteenth  day
     9  after the effective date of this section. Vacancies in the membership of
    10  the  task  force  shall be filled in the same manner provided for by the
    11  original appointments. The task force shall organize as soon as  practi-
    12  cable  following  the  appointment of its members. The chairperson shall
    13  appoint a secretary who shall not be a member of  the  task  force.  The
    14  members  of  the  task  force  shall  receive  no compensation for their
    15  services.
    16    § 5. The task force shall study, evaluate and develop  recommendations
    17  relating  to  the  state  of agriculture in the state and issues such as
    18  labor, workforce development, and economic conditions.
    19    § 6. The task force shall be entitled  to  request  and  receive,  and
    20  shall  utilize such facilities, resources and data of any court, depart-
    21  ment, division, board, bureau, commission or agency of the state or  any
    22  political  subdivision  thereof as it may reasonably request to properly
    23  carry out its powers and duties.
    24    § 7. The task force shall report its findings and  recommendations  to
    25  the  governor,  the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of
    26  the assembly on or before November 1, 2019.
    27    § 8. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
    28  deemed repealed one year after such date.
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