LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ESTIMATE

[Second Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 3732

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

DATED: DECEMBER 21, 2017

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Synopsis:

Directs Dept. of Agriculture to authorize and advise food hubs.

Type of Impact:

Possible one-time expenditure increase to State General Fund.

Agencies Affected:

Department of Agriculture.

 

Office of Legislative Services Estimate

Fiscal Impact

Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 

 

State Expenditures

Potential Indeterminate Increase – See comments below.

 

 

 

 

·         The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) determines that this bill may result in a one-time indeterminate expenditure increase to the Department of Agriculture (DOA) to develop guidelines and promulgate regulations to assist and support farms and farmers seeking to belong to food hubs.  It is possible that the DOA may incur no marginal cost to accomplish these tasks.

 

 

BILL DESCRIPTION

 

      This bill directs the DOA to authorize the establishment of food hubs in the State and establish guidelines to assist and support farms and farmers seeking to belong to food hubs in their area of the State.

      The bill defines “food hub” as a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local or regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

 

FISCAL ANALYSIS

 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 

      None received.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

 

      The OLS determines that this bill may result in a one-time indeterminate expenditure increase to the DOA to develop guidelines and promulgate regulations to assist and support farms and farmers seeking to belong to food hubs.  It is possible that the DOA may incur no marginal cost to accomplish these tasks.

 

 

Section:

Environment, Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources

Analyst:

Neha Mehta Patel

Associate Fiscal Analyst

Approved:

Frank W. Haines III

Legislative Budget and Finance Officer

 

 

This fiscal estimate has been prepared pursuant to P.L.1980, c.67 (C.52:13B-6 et seq.).