senate Bill S5160B

Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7655B
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:S5160B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
definition of land used in silvopasturing

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

SUMMARY:
Section 301 of Agriculture and Markets Law is amended by adding a new
paragraph m to include land used in silvopasturing.

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 on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                 5160--B
    Cal. No. 85

                       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 -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
  8 -- reported favorably from said  committee,  ordered  to  first  and
  second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered  to  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  definition of land used in silvopasturing

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets
law is amended by adding a new paragraph m to read as follows:
  M.    LAND USED IN SILVOPASTURING SHALL BE LIMITED TO UP TO TEN FENCED
ACRES PER LARGE LIVESTOCK, INCLUDING CATTLE, HORSES AND CAMELIDS, AND UP
TO FIVE FENCED ACRES PER SMALL LIVESTOCK, SUCH AS SHEEP, HOGS, GOATS AND
POULTRY.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION,  "SILVOPASTURING"  SHALL
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.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10929-11-2

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