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File #: Int 1666-2019    Version: Name: Establishment of an office of food policy.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: 3/13/2020 Law number: 2020/041
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the establishment of an office of food policy
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Corey D. Johnson, Diana Ayala , Vanessa L. Gibson, Brad S. Lander, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Helen K. Rosenthal, Justin L. Brannan, Andrew Cohen, Paul A. Vallone, Inez D. Barron, Carlina Rivera , Stephen T. Levin, Mathieu Eugene
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would establish an Office of Food Policy. The office would be responsible for, among other things, providing recommendations to the mayor and agencies regarding food policy; coordinating multi-agency initiatives relating to food policy; performing outreach to food policy advocates, community based organizations, academic institutions, and other entities to advance the city’s food policy; and supporting initiatives that are designed to promote access to healthy food.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Other Appointment Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1666-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1666, 3. Int. No. 1666, 4. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019, 7. Committee Report 9/18/19, 8. Report - Growing Food Equity in New York City, 9. Hearing Testimony 9/18/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/18/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1666-A - 2/7/20, 12. Committee Report 2/10/20, 13. Hearing Transcript 2/10/20, 14. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 15. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20, 17. Int. No. 1666 (FINAL), 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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3/13/2020ABen Kallos City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2020ABen Kallos Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2020ABen Kallos City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2020ABen Kallos City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2020*Ben Kallos Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2020*Ben Kallos Committee on Economic Development Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/10/2020ABen Kallos Committee on Economic Development Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*Ben Kallos Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/18/2019*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/14/2019*Ben Kallos City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1666-A

 

By Council Members Kallos, the Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Ayala, Gibson, Lander, Ampry-Samuel, Rosenthal, Brannan, Cohen, Vallone, Barron, Rivera, Levin and Eugene

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the establishment of an office of food policy

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 20-i to read as follows:

§ 20-i. Office of food policy. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “director” means the director of the office of food policy.

b. The mayor shall establish an office of food policy. Such office may be established within the office of the mayor or any department or office the head of which is appointed by the mayor. Such office shall be headed by a director who shall be appointed by the mayor or by the head of such department or office.

c. Powers and duties. The director shall have the power and duty to:

1. Provide recommendations to the mayor and agencies regarding food policy;

2. Coordinate multi-agency initiatives relating to food policy;

3. Perform outreach to food policy advocates, community based organizations, academic institutions, and other entities to advance the city’s food policy; and

4. Support initiatives that are designed to promote access to healthy food, including but not limited to initiatives designed to promote healthy food access for communities that have historically had inequitable access to healthy foods due to economic, racial, or environmental factors.

                     § 2.  This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the mayor’s office or any agency designated by the mayor shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law before such date.

 

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