senate Bill S850

Directs department of agriculture and markets and the state soil and water conservation committee to define farm conservation practices conducted by professionals

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.617
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1022
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Directs the department of agriculture and markets and the state soil and water conservation committee to review and define farm conservation practices which are within the professions of engineering, land surveying and architecture.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2164
Versions:
S850
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§7209 & 7307, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2470, A5809
2007-2008: A10973

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BILL NUMBER:S850

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law and the education law, in
relation to farm conservation practices

PURPOSE:

To clarify that the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets and the
NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee shall be the authorities that
establish the need for technical expertise on farm environmental and
conservation best management practices.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 16 of the Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to give
authority to the Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets, along with
the NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee to review farm
conservation practices and determine the technical expertise needed
to implement such practices.

JUSTIFICATION:

Across the state, farms are working on implementing environmental best
management practices. These efforts protect our natural resources and
increase farm environmental sustainability. The experts that assist
farmers in implementing these programs are local soil and water
districts. The state committee that oversees the districts has a
longstanding history of working with farms and has a strong practical
knowledge of the technical resources needed to implement specific
projects" Rather than have engineers that are unfamiliar with farm
specific projects determine necessary resources, this bill more
appropriately assigns the responsibility for such determination.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009-2010: S.2470/A.5809 Referred to Agriculture
2007-2008: S.8004/A.10973 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

A cost savings would be actualized with technical resources being more
efficiently used and, thereby, more farm environmental projects being
accomplished with existing state funds.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Effective immediately.

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

                                   850

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the  education  law,
  in relation to farm conservation practices

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 45 to read as follows:
  45. DEFINE AND REVIEW ON AN ON-GOING BASIS FARM CONSERVATION PRACTICES
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION  COMMITTEE  TO
DETERMINE  THE  SCOPE  OF  ENGINEERING,  LAND  SURVEYING OR ARCHITECTURE
NECESSARY FOR SUCH PRACTICES.
  S 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 7 of section  7209  of  the  education
law,  as added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as
follows:
  b. To alterations to any building or structure  costing  ten  thousand
dollars  or  less  which do not involve changes affecting the structural
safety or public safety thereof nor to farm buildings, including  barns,
sheds,  poultry  houses and other buildings used directly and solely for
agricultural purposes; NOR TO FARM  CONSERVATION  PRACTICES,  EXCEPT  AS
DETERMINED  NECESSARY  BY  THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS AND
THE STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMITTEE; nor to residence build-
ings of gross floor area of fifteen hundred square  feet  or  less,  not
including  garages,  carports,  porches, cellars, or uninhabitable base-
ments or attics.
  S 3. Paragraph 1 of subdivision 5 of section  7307  of  the  education
law,  as  amended by chapter 994 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. Farm buildings, including barns, sheds, poultry  houses  and  other
buildings  used  directly  and  solely for agricultural purposes; NOR TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03441-01-1

S. 850                              2

FARM CONSERVATION PRACTICES,  EXCEPT  AS  DETERMINED  NECESSARY  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS  AND  THE STATE SOIL AND WATER
CONSERVATION COMMITTEE; nor to residence  buildings  of  gross  area  of
fifteen  hundred  square  feet or less, not including garages, carports,
porches, cellars, or uninhabitable basements or attics; or
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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