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Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2193 - Concerning farmers' markets
Summary:Would expand urban and regional, year-round farmers' markets to provide access to fresh, New York grown foods to more people, particularly low-income.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D)
Status:
As of 11/25/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Corporations Authorities and Commissions
As of 11/25/2013: Bill amended
As of 1/17/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2436 - Senior benefits card program
Summary:Would create the senior benefits cards program to enable and encourage seniors to purchase healthy and appropriate foods at a discounted price.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Steven Englebright (D)
Status:
As of 1/18/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Aging

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2483 - FRESH communities act
Summary:Would improve access to healthy foods in low-income communities and food deserts by providing incentives for businesses to locate in those areas.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Vanessa L. Gibson (D)
Status:
As of 12/5/2013: Enacting clause stricken, ie the bill is dead
As of 1/18/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Economic Development

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 4858 - Study on kitchen incubators
Summary:Would require the board of trustees of the state university of New York and the board of trustees of the City University of New York to conduct a study on the economic impact of the establishment of kitchen incubators on certain campuses.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo (D)
Status:
As of 5/3/2013: Re-committed to Committee on Higher Education
As of 5/3/2013: Bill amended
As of 2/14/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Higher Education

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2099 - Senior benefits card program
Summary:Would create the senior benefits cards program to enable and encourage seniors to purchase healthy and appropriate foods at a discounted price.
Sponsor(s):Senator Martin J. Golden (R)
Status:
As of 5/1/2013: Reported and sent to Committee on Finance
As of 1/28/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Aging

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2425 - FRESH Communities Act
Summary:Would improve access to healthy foods in low-income communities and food deserts by providing incentives for businesses to locate in those areas.
Sponsor(s):Senator Eric L. Adams (D)
Status:
As of 1/24/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2438 - Concerning adult and child obesity prevention
Summary:Would combat the incidence of adult and child obesity by encouraging direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas with a high incidence of adult and child obesity.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 6/24/2013: Substituted for HB 6628, passed by Assembly, returned to Senate
As of 6/4/2013: Passed by Senate, transmitted to Assembly, referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 5/28/2013: Placed on the Senate floor calendar
As of 5/23/2013: Second report
As of 5/22/2013: First report to calendar
As of 5/20/2013: Committee meeting set for Senate Finance on May 21, 2013
As of 3/14/2013: Passed by Committee on Agriculture, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 3/12/2013: Committee meeting set for March 12, 2013
As of 1/24/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 4001 - 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):Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D)
Status:
As of 2/14/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 2/12/2013: Committee meeting set for February 12, 2013
As of 2/4/2013: Read once and referred to the Committee on Health

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 3819 - FRESH Communities Act
Summary:Would provide loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies and grants to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profit corporations or local development corporations for the purpose of attracting, maintaining or permitting the expansion of food retail establishments in underserved areas.
Sponsor(s):Senator Timothy M. Kennedy (D)
Status:
As of 2/25/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 6628 - Establishes provisions to combat the incidence of adult and childhood obesity
Summary:Would amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to combating the incidence of adult and child obesity and encouraging direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas with a high incidence of adult and child obesity.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D)
Status:
As of 6/24/2013: Substituted by SB 2438
As of 6/19/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Rules
As of 6/17/2013: Committee meeting set for June 17, 2013
As of 6/6/2013: Passed by Committee and referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 6/3/2013: Committee meeting set for June 4, 2013
As of 4/23/2013: Introduced, read once, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 6997 - Kitchen incubator and shared-use kitchen facilities
Summary:Would authorize within available appropriations in the Empire State Economic Development Fund to award grants, on a competitive basis in response to request-for-proposals, to local development corporations, municipalities, educational institutions, and other not-for-profit organizations for the costs involved in starting or expanding a kitchen incubator/shared-use kitchen facility.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D)
Status:
As of 5/1/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Economic Development

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 8674 Healthy food financing
Summary:Would provide access to financial assistance for urban and rural supermarkets in underserved areas which lack access to retailers of fresh, healthy food.
Sponsor(s):Titone
Status:
As of 2/4/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.