senate Bill S4144

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that nursery growers and dealers registrations shall be valid for two years from the date of issuance

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2011 signed chap.73
May 27, 2011 delivered to governor
May 25, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.416
substituted for a7429
Apr 12, 2011 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 31, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 30, 2011 1st report cal.288
Mar 21, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S4144 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7429
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §163-a, Ag & Mkts L

S4144 - Bill Texts

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Provides that nursery growers and dealers registrations shall be valid for two years from the date of issuance.

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BILL NUMBER:S4144

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to nursery
growers and dealers registration

PURPOSE OF BILL:

This bill would establish a rolling application schedule for nursery
grower and dealer registrations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill would amend Agriculture and Markets Law (AML)
163-a to replace the current biennial application deadline of
November 1 for nursery grower and dealer registrations with a rolling
application schedule. The registration would continue to be effective
for two years from the date it is issued.

Section 2 of this bill would make the bill effective thirty days after
it becomes law.

EXISTING LAW:

AML § 163-a requires nursery growers and dealers to register with the
Department of Agriculture and Markets. All applications for such
registration must be made on or before the first day of November for
a registration period that begins in December. Subsequent
applications must be made every other first day of November.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new proposal.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT:

Current law only allows nursery growers and dealers to register with
DAM in an application filed on or before every other November 1. With
the aid of computers, a rolling registration application schedule is
more efficient to administer than a single deadline. The rolling
application process will be easier for the Department to administer
because it will be able to distribute the workload throughout the
year. It will also benefit the nursery growers and dealers because
they will be able to apply when it is convenient for them to do so.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS:

The bill would enable the Department to modernize record keeping for
nursery grower and dealer registrations, resulting in efficiency and
modest cost savings to the agency.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The bill would take effect thirty days after it is enacted.


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

                                  4144

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. RITCHIE -- (at request of the Department of Agricul-
  ture and Markets) -- 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 nursery
  growers and dealers registration

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

  Section  1.  Section  163-a  of  the  agriculture  and markets law, as
amended by section 5 of part I1 of chapter 62 of the laws  of  2003,  is
amended to read as follows:
  S 163-a. Application.  Any  nursery  grower  or nursery dealer, except
those nursery dealers selling, transporting, or  handling  for  sale  or
otherwise  disposing  of nursery stock, exclusively consisting of indoor
plants, at a retail level, desiring to sell, or selling, or handling for
sale, or otherwise disposing of nursery stock in this state  shall  make
application in writing to the commissioner upon a form prescribed by the
commissioner.  The application shall be [made on or before the first day
of November and every other year thereafter for the registration  period
beginning  in December and shall be] accompanied by a fee of one hundred
dollars FOR A REGISTRATION EFFECTIVE FOR TWO  YEARS  FROM  THE  DATE  OF
ISSUANCE.    The  commissioner  may exempt from the payment of such fees
agencies or authorities of the state; county,  city,  town,  or  village
governments;  or other entities providing benefit to the general public,
including but not limited to, botanical gardens.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09458-01-1

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