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New York, N.Y., Administrative Code Sec. 6-130 (current through Oct. 8, 2017)
Brief Summary
The resolution encourages purchases of fresh fruits, vegetables and field crops grown in the state, and foods that have been processed in the state, in the city's food procurement processes. Requires chief procurement officer to develop and post guidelines to increase New York produced food, incorporate the guidelines into RFPs, and require vendors to report on NY produced foods for food purchase contracts and food-related service contracts. The chief procurement officer must report annually to the mayor and speaker of the city council about "the city’s efforts during the preceding fiscal year to implement the city guidelines for the purchase of New York state food" (6.130 (g)).
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Reach
Limited scope. It establishes an administrative policy and has a voluntary component ( (§ 6-130(b)).
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: New York
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: New York
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Law defines "food products" to be fresh fruits, vegetables and field crops (Sec. 6.130 (a) (3).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Provides preference for NY state made food products (local foods)--6-130 (a) 6 and 6-130(b).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Provides preference for NY state made food products (local foods)--6-130 (a) 6 and 6-130(b).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6-130 (a).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. 6.130 (b)-(g) describe several steps that city staff must take to implement law, including timeframes (180 days, typically).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Yes. The chief procurement officer must report annually to the mayor and speaker of the city council about "the city’s efforts during the preceding fiscal year to implement the city guidelines for the purchase of New York state food" and the report is to be put on a website. (6.130 (g)).
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Administrative Code, Title 6 (Contracts, Purchases and Franchises), first section 6-130 (New York state food purchased by city agencies; note--there are two sections named 6-130). Created by Local Food Procurement Guidelines, Local Law 50 of 2011 (Aug. 17, 2011).