senate Bill S3542

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 30, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 24, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2012 1st report cal.84
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 23, 2011 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2011 1st report cal.200
Feb 24, 2011 referred to agriculture

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Jan 19, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2012

Mar 9, 2011 - Agriculture committee Vote

S3542
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Mar 9, 2011

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S3542 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6024
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Fire Prevention
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6318, A9521

S3542 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S3542

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 accessible to
the public.

SUMMARY:
Section 1 requires the state fire prevention and building code council
to implement rules and regulations that include maple production
facilities 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 industry 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,
Chapter 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
facilities 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:
S.6318 of 2009 - Referred to Rules
S.6318 of 2010 - 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3542

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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.
                                                           LBD09293-01-1

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