Governor Cuomo Signs the Local Food Procurement and Food Metrics Bill
“The Food Metrics Bill (S.4061/A.5102), sponsored by Sen. Patty Ritchie and Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, requires state agencies to establish a robust food purchasing, tracking and reporting system that will provide baseline data about money being spent on food and the geographic source of such food.
The bill also lays the groundwork to encourage state institutions to buy more food grown on farms in New York. Governor Cuomo signed this legislation into law on Dec. 18, 2013. It was passed by the Senate on June 12, 2013, followed by the Assembly on June 20, 2013.” Read more at NYLCV
Press Release from State Senator Patty Ritchie