§ 263. Quinquennial report. 1. The commissioner shall quinquennially
report to the governor and the legislature on or before January first,
two thousand seven and on or before January first of each fifth year
thereafter on the status of the state farmers' markets program, as
provided under this article. Such report shall include:
(a) the number and nature of proposals made to the department for
(b) the number, nature and geographic location of approved farmers'
markets development or improvement projects, and the amounts of each
award made thereto;
(c) an assessment of the effectiveness of existing farmers' markets to
facilitate New York producers to direct market their farm and food
products to retail and wholesale consumers; and
(d) any recommendations for program improvement.
2. Between report due dates, the commissioner shall maintain the
necessary records and data required to satisfy such report requirements
and to satisfy information requests received from the governor and the
legislature between such report due dates.