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Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 3089 - Fresh Food Access Act
Summary:Would provide loan and grant funds to assist businesses in providing fresh and healthy foods in areas of the State where there is a demonstrated lack of availability of such foods. The initiative will specifically target areas where infrastructure costs and credit needs are often unmet by conventional financing institutions.
Sponsor(s):Senator Donald Norcross (D)
Status:
As of 1/24/2012: Bill failed due to pocket veto, ie Governor did not act upon the bill
As of 1/11/2012: Passed both houses
As of 1/9/2012: Reported out of committee, second reading
As of 1/5/2012: December 15, 2011 - Received in Assembly, referred to Committee on Budget
As of 1/5/2012: December 15, 2011 - Passed by Senate
As of 11/14/2011: Returned to Senate for second reading
As of 11/14/2011: Amended by Committee
As of 9/30/2011: Introduced, referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 4309 - Food Access Initiative
Summary:Would shall establish the New Jersey Food Access Initiative to provide loan and grant moneys to assist businesses in providing fresh and healthy foods in areas of the State where there is a demonstrated lack of availability of such foods. The initiative will specifically target areas where infrastructure costs and credit needs are often unmet by conventional financing institutions.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Gilbert L. Wilson (D)
Status:
As of 1/11/2012: Substituted by NJ SB 3089
As of 1/10/2012: Reported out of committee, second reading
As of 1/10/2012: November 21, 2011 - Introduced, referred to Committee on Budget

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 1397 - New Jersey Food Access Initiative
Summary:Would provide loan and grant moneys to assist businesses in providing fresh and healthy foods in areas of the State where there is a demonstrated lack of availability of such foods.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Gilbert L. Wilson (D)
Status:
As of 1/20/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Budget

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 531 - New Jersey Food Access Initiative
Summary:Would provide loan and grant moneys from certain sales tax revenue to assist businesses in providing fresh and healthy foods in areas of the State where there is a demonstrated lack of availability of such foods.
Sponsor(s):Senator Donald Norcross (D)
Status:
As of 1/20/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Economic Growth

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AJR 55 - November designated as Food Pantry Donation month
Summary:Would designate November of each year as "Food Pantry Donation Month" in New Jersey.
Sponsor(s):Wayne DeAngelo (D)
Status:
As of 3/6/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.