senate Bill S3189A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Exempts certain old growth forests from taxation

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 31, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2012 1st report cal.901
Jan 19, 2012 print number 3189a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 24, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2011 1st report cal.772
Feb 11, 2011 referred to local government

Votes

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May 23, 2012 - Local Government committee Vote

S3189A
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: May 23, 2012

aye wr (2)

May 18, 2011 - Local Government committee Vote

S3189
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 18, 2011

Bill Amendments

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S3189 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10386
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §480-a, RPT L

S3189 - Summary

Exempts certain old growth forests from private property taxation.

S3189 - Sponsor Memo

S3189 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3189

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the real property tax  law,  in  relation  to  exempting
  certain old-growth forests from taxation

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  1  of
section 480-a of the real property tax law, as amended by chapter 396 of
the  laws  of  2008, is amended and a new subparagraph (iii) is added to
read as follows:
  (ii) participation in a forest certification program (such  as  Forest
Stewardship  Council  certification,  Sustainable  Forestry  Initiative;
American Tree Farm Program, etc.) recognized in the regulations  of  the
department[.]; OR
  (III)  AS  TO  AN  "OLD-GROWTH"  ELIGIBLE  TRACT, A PLAN THAT INCLUDES
PROVISIONS THAT THE OLD-GROWTH FOREST BE PROTECTED WITH MINIMUM  MANAGE-
MENT  OR  DISTURBANCE  THAT ONLY CONSIDERS PASSIVE RECREATIONAL OPPORTU-
NITIES WITH NO CONSTRUCTION OR COMMERCIAL REMOVAL  OF  TREES.  IN  THOSE
PROVISIONS,  THE  PROTECTION  OF  THE  OLD-GROWTH  FOREST  FROM INVASIVE
SPECIES AND DISEASES MAY BE CONSIDERED.
  S 2. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of section 480-a of the real prop-
erty tax law is relettered paragraph (i) and  a  new  paragraph  (h)  is
added to read as follows:
  (H)  "OLD-GROWTH ELIGIBLE TRACT" SHALL MEAN A TRACT THAT CONFORMS WITH
THE DEFINITION OF "OLD-GROWTH FOREST" CONTAINED IN  SUBDIVISION  SIX  OF
SECTION 45-0105 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
  S 3. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 5 of section 480-a of the real prop-
erty  tax  law  is  relettered  paragraph (e) and a new paragraph (d) is
added to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04830-02-1

S. 3189                             2

S3189A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10386
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §480-a, RPT L

S3189A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts certain old growth forests from private property taxation.

S3189A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3189A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3189--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local  Government  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Local Government in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real property tax law, in relation to exempting
  certain old-growth forests from taxation

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (ii)  of  paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of
section 480-a of the real property tax law, as amended by chapter 396 of
the laws of 2008, is amended and a new subparagraph (iii)  is  added  to
read as follows:
  (ii)  participation  in a forest certification program (such as Forest
Stewardship  Council  certification,  Sustainable  Forestry  Initiative;
American  Tree  Farm Program, etc.) recognized in the regulations of the
department[.]; OR
  (III) AS TO AN "OLD-GROWTH"  ELIGIBLE  TRACT,  A  PLAN  THAT  INCLUDES
PROVISIONS  THAT THE OLD-GROWTH FOREST BE PROTECTED WITH MINIMUM MANAGE-
MENT OR DISTURBANCE THAT ONLY CONSIDERS  PASSIVE  RECREATIONAL  OPPORTU-
NITIES  WITH  NO  CONSTRUCTION  OR COMMERCIAL REMOVAL OF TREES. IN THOSE
PROVISIONS, THE  PROTECTION  OF  THE  OLD-GROWTH  FOREST  FROM  INVASIVE
SPECIES AND DISEASES MAY BE CONSIDERED.
  S 2. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of section 480-a of the real prop-
erty  tax  law  is  relettered  paragraph (i) and a new paragraph (h) is
added to read as follows:
  (H) "OLD-GROWTH ELIGIBLE TRACT" SHALL MEAN A TRACT THAT CONFORMS  WITH
THE  DEFINITION  OF  "OLD-GROWTH FOREST" CONTAINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF
SECTION 45-0105 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04830-04-2

S. 3189--A                          2

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