S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the soil and water conservation districts law, in
relation to establishing a drain tile revolving loan program
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The soil and water conservation districts law is amended by
adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
S 4-A. DRAIN TILE REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM. 1. THE SOIL AND WATER
CONSERVATION COMMITTEE SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A DRAIN TILE REVOLV-
ING LOAN PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO FARMERS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ENHANCING THEIR FARM FIELDS WITH DRAIN TILE. SUCH PROGRAM
SHALL PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO FARMERS FOR SUCH DRAIN TILE PROJECTS
AS THE COMMITTEE SHALL DEEM TO BE ELIGIBLE PURSUANT TO RULE OR REGU-
2. THE COMMITTEE SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING ESTAB-
A. AN APPLICATION PROCESS WHEREBY FARMERS MAY APPLY FOR LOANS;
B. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING A FARMER'S ELIGIBILITY FOR A
C. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING THE PRIORITY TO BE GRANTED
AMONG DRAIN TILE PROJECTS;
D. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE TO BE PROVIDED TO A FARMER FOR A DRAIN TILE PROJECT; AND
E. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS TO BE USED IN DETERMINING THE LOAN REPAYMENT
PERIODS AND THE TERMS OF ANY REPAYMENT AGREEMENTS.
3. THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS IN THE DRAIN TILE REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO A BUDGETARY APPROPRIATION.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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4. THE COMMITTEE MAY PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO FARMERS WITHIN THE
AMOUNTS AVAILABLE IN THE DRAIN TILE REVOLVING LOAN FUND ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that any rules and regu-
lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effec-
tive date are authorized to be made on or before such date.