senate Bill S4331

Increases from 50 to 100 acres, the acreage of farm woodland that qualifies as land used in agricultural production for agricultural assessment purposes

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.736
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.844
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Increases from 50 to 100 acres, the acreage of farm woodland that qualifies as land used in agricultural production for agricultural assessment purposes.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4331
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง301, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S847A, S908
2009-2010: S2474, S3585

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BILL NUMBER:S4331

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to increasing the acreage of farm woodland which qualifies as
land used in agricultural production for agricultural assessment
purposes

PURPOSE:

This legislation would double the amount of woodlands eligible for an
agricultural assessment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 of section 301 of the
agricultural and markets law to change the maximum acreage for
agricultural assessment of farm woodlands from fifty (50) acres to one
hundred (100) acres.

JUSTIFICATION:

Many farms have woodlands on their property which exceed fifty acres,
but some only barely exceed that amount, causing local assessors to
divide a single woodlot into two separate parcels so that one may be
assessed at the "highest and best use" while the other receives an
assessment based upon its agricultural value. In many instances, the
former is only a few small acres of land. As we continue farm
preservation efforts, this legislation would allow farmers,
particularly in areas of the state with greater development pressure,
to remain stewards of their land for generations to come.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S.847-A, PASSED SENATE; A.6212 Referred to Agriculture
2011: S.847 PASSED SENATE; A.6212 Referred to Agriculture
2009-2010: S.2474 REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE; A.5955 Referred to
Agriculture
2007-2008: S.4453 PASSED SENATE; A.6523 Referred to Agriculture

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4331

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- 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 increas-
  ing the acreage of farm woodland which qualifies as land used in agri-
  cultural production for agricultural assessment purposes

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

  Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 301 of the agricul-
ture  and markets law, as amended by chapter 445 of the laws of 2002, is
amended to read as follows:
  d. Farm woodland which is part of land which is qualified for an agri-
cultural assessment, provided, however, that such farm woodland  attrib-
utable  to any separately described and assessed parcel shall not exceed
[fifty] ONE HUNDRED acres.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02520-01-3

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