senate Bill S4939

Allows any family member working on a family farm to build a home on such land

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Provides that in an agricultural district with a working family farm, any producer, as defined in subdivision three of section two hundred eighty-two of this chapter, shall have the authority to build a home on such family farm property not to supersede existing municipal law.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4939
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง303-c, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4916
2009-2010: S2794A
2007-2008: S4111

Votes

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8
Aye
0
Nay
2
aye with reservations
1
absent
0
excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4939

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to building on farm land in agricultural districts

PURPOSE: Authorizes a family member operating on a family farm to be
authorized to build a home on the operating farm land property.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Authorizes landowners to build family homes on
property classified and utilized as farm land.

This act would authorize landowners to build housing units for working
family members on the farm land.

This act would not authorize the producer or landowner to create
housing units for the purpose of housing developments.

JUSTIFICATION: Operating a farm is an arduous task that often
involves the dedication of many family members. often these members
live in adjoining homesteads to reduce the cost of living. Currently,
the laws are written with the intent to prevent the creation of
building homes on farmlands for the purpose of housing developments.
An exception needs to exist that grants these agriculturalists to
build a home for their working families to reside in without a
subdivision of the property. Costs to our farms are already
tremendous as the burden of property taxes often consume agricultural
farms in their entirety. this bill grants these ambitious families the
ability to reduce the cost of their hard work and diligence to the
agriculture industry of New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4111 of 2007/2008 S.2794A of 2009/2010 S.4916
of 2011/2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4939

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 building
  on farm land in agricultural districts

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 303-c to read as follows:
  S 303-C. AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS; BUILDING ON FARM LAND. IN AN AGRICUL-
TURAL DISTRICT WITH A WORKING FAMILY FARM, ANY PRODUCER, AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  SECTION  TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER,
SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BUILD A HOME ON SUCH  FAMILY  FARM  PROPERTY
NOT TO SUPERSEDE EXISTING MUNICIPAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01648-01-3

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