senate Bill S1943

Requires the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Requires the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2324
Versions:
S1943
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Fire Prevention
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3542, A6024
2009-2010: S6318, A9521

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BILL NUMBER:S1943

TITLE OF BILL: An act requiring the state fire prevention and building
code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple
industry

PURPOSE: To include maple production facilities and "sugar shacks"
within the definition of agricultural buildings and to make them acces-
sible to the public.

SUMMARY:

Section 1 requires the state fire prevention and building code council
to implement rules and regulations that include maple production facili-
ties and sugarhouses within the definition of agricultural buildings so
that such facilities will be qualified for exemptions for agricultural
buildings and to allow for public access and assembly in sugarhouses as
an agri-tourism activity.

JUSTIFICATION: New York State provides unique climate, soil and forests
that serve as a premier resource for the maple products industry. 1.15
million taps in New York produce 15.6% of the syrup made in the United
States. Ranking second in the nation, New York's maple products indus-
try is a significant part of the State's agricultural industry and plays
an important role in seasonal tourism.

In recognition of the importance and needs of the maple industry, Chap-
ter 87 of the laws of 2010 added the production of maple syrup and pure
maple products to the definition of Agricultural Tourism. Current law
however, does not recognize the structures associated with the maple
industry as agricultural.

This bill requires the state fire prevention and building code council
to implement rules and regulations that include maple production facili-
ties and sugarhouses within the definition of agriculture buildings so
that such facilities will be qualified for exemptions for agricultural
buildings and to allow for public access and assembly in sugarhouses as
an agricultural tourism activity.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S6318 of 2009 - referred to Rules S6318 of 2010 --
passed Senate S3542 of 2011 - passed Senate S3542 of 2012 - passed
Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1943

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, GALLIVAN, LITTLE, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT requiring the state fire prevention and building code council to
  implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry

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

  Section  1.  The  state  fire  prevention and building code council is
hereby directed to implement rules and regulations that:
  (a) include maple production facilities  and  sugarhouses  within  the
definition  of  agricultural  buildings, so that such facilities will be
qualified for exceptions for agricultural buildings; and
  (b) allow for public access and assembly in sugarhouses  as  an  agri-
tourism activity.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04517-01-3

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