Farm Labor Bill Sponsors Don’t Understand the Impacts of Their Legislation

A Statement from Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) regarding Assembly Bill A.8419, which would have lasting consequences for local farms

“This legislation is devastating to farmers across our state. New York City politicians who have no farms in their districts are pushing this bill without holding any hearings upstate or in any communities reliant on farms. Without any input from upstate New York farmers, the sponsors of this legislation believe they can regulate and control our upstate lifestyle from the comforts of their urban districts. We need to reconsider this bill and gather imput from stakeholders, not politicians pushing their agendas.”