senate Bill S5160

Amended

Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing"

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.937
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.85
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 5160A
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5160B
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing" to mean the intentional combination of trees, forages and livestock managed as a single integrated practice for the collective benefit of each, including the planting of appropriate grasses and legume forages among trees for sound grazing and livestock husbandry.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5160
S5160A
S5160B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง301, Ag & Mkts L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5160

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expanding the
definition of crops, livestock and livestock products to include
silvopasturing products

PURPOSE:
To clarify that silvopasturing acreage in forested land qualifies as
eligible lands for agriculture assessment.

SUMMARY:
Section 301(2) of Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to include
silvopastured products to the definition of "Crops, livestock and
livestock products",

JUSTIFICATION:
Silvopasturing is the scientifically-based, ecologically-sound practice
of livestock grazing in wooded areas which can yield numerous benefits
for farm operations. In silvopasturing, timber and pasture are managed
as a single integrated system. Timber, forage and livestock are managed
intensively to simultaneously produce timber products, a high quality
forage resource and efficient livestock production. In doing so,
silvopasturing provides a sustainable system that offers diversified
marketing opportunities for producers.

This bill would clearly recognize the concurrent use of wooded lands for
production of livestock and wood products as land in agricultural
production that qualifies for the agricultural assessment program.
Current law does not allow assessors to grant agricultural assessments
to forested land used for silvopasture based on the characterization
that such land is employed to produce livestock or livestock products
for sale.

HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPACT: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5160

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  expand-
  ing  the  definition  of  crops,  livestock  and livestock products to
  include silvopasturing products

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets
law is amended by adding a new paragraph k to read as follows:
  K.  SILVOPASTURED  PRODUCTS,  INCLUDING  PRODUCTS  FROM  A PLANNED AND
MANAGED COMBINATION OF TREES, FORAGES AND  COMMERCIAL  LIVESTOCK  FOR  A
PRODUCTIVE BENEFIT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10929-01-1

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