senate Bill S4240A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers for products grown, harvested or produced within the state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 18, 2012 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 26, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 22, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 21, 2012 1st report cal.443
Jan 09, 2012 print number 4240a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1226
Jun 13, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 24, 2011 referred to local government

Votes

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Mar 21, 2012 - Local Government committee Vote

S4240A
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Mar 21, 2012

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Jun 14, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S4240
23
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committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S4240 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§852 & 854, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S705

S4240 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers for products grown, harvested or produced within the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S4240

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing industrial
development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers

PURPOSE:
This bill authorizes industrial development agencies (IDAs) to provide
technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers that
grow, harvest or produce agricultural products in this state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends the legislative intent section of General Municipal
Law section 852 to authorize IDAs to actively promote, attract,
encourage and develop agricultural industries that are based in New
York State.

Sections 2 & 3: Amends General Municipal Law section 854(4) to include
"agricultural" projects within the definition of projects that can be
assisted by local IDAs.

Section 4: Amends General Municipal Law section 845 to add subdivision
20 to define "agriculture" and "agricultural" products for the
purposes of including such terms within the definition of projects
that can be assisted by IDAs.

EXISTING LAW:
Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support
to manufacturers, processors and warehousers of agricultural
products, but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest or
collect such agricultural products.

JUSTIFICATION:
Agriculture is one of the largest industries based in New York State
both in terms of acreage devoted to this activity and employment
opportunities provided. Particularly in Upstate New York,
agricultural producers provide much needed employment and the real
property tax base that supports municipal government finances. This
bill expands the authorization of already existing IDAs, many of
which are county IDAs located in rural areas, to help these agencies
promote job growth in industries that these rural areas already have
specialized in such as fruit cultivation, raising of beef and other
animals, and other agricultural pursuits. Many rural areas of the
state need additional tools in which to promote economic growth for
their communities. This measure should give rural areas of the state
another tool in which to increase job opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.853-A of 2005/2006
S.238 of 2007/2008
S.705 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.


LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                  4240

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LARKIN, CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  industrial  development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural
  producers

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

  Section  1.  The  first  undesignated  paragraph of section 852 of the
general municipal law, as amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 2005, is
amended to read as follows:
  It is hereby declared to be the policy of this state  to  promote  the
economic  welfare, recreation opportunities and prosperity of its inhab-
itants and to actively promote, attract, encourage  and  develop  recre-
ation,  economically sound commerce [and], industry AND AGRICULTURE, and
economically sound projects identified and called  for  to  implement  a
state heritage area management plan as provided in title G of the parks,
recreation and historic preservation law through governmental action for
the purpose of preventing unemployment and economic deterioration by the
creation of industrial development agencies which are hereby declared to
be  governmental  agencies  and  instrumentalities  and to grant to such
industrial development agencies the rights and powers provided  in  this
article.
  S  2.  Subdivision  4  of section 854 of the general municipal law, as
amended by chapter 541 of the laws  of  1982,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (4)  "Project"  -  shall mean any land, any building or other improve-
ment, and all real and personal properties located within the  state  of
New York and within or outside or partially within and partially outside
the  municipality  for  whose benefit the agency was created, including,
but not limited to, machinery, equipment  and  other  facilities  deemed

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10200-01-1

S. 4240                             2

necessary  or  desirable in connection therewith, or incidental thereto,
whether or not now in existence or under construction,  which  shall  be
suitable  for  manufacturing,  warehousing,  research,  commercial [or],
industrial OR AGRICULTURAL purposes or other economically sound purposes
identified and called for to implement a state designated urban cultural
park management plan as provided in title G of the parks, recreation and
historic  preservation  law  and which may include or mean an industrial
pollution  control  facility,  a  recreation  facility,  educational  or
cultural  facility,  a  horse  racing  facility  or a railroad facility,
provided, however, no agency shall use  its  funds  in  respect  of  any
project  wholly  or partially outside the municipality for whose benefit
the agency was created without the prior consent thereto by the  govern-
ing  body  or  bodies of all the other municipalities in which a part or
parts of the project is, or is to be, located.
  S 3. Section 854 of the general municipal law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  (20)  "AGRICULTURE"  OR  "AGRICULTURAL"  -  SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE THE
PRODUCTION OF ANY AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, FLORICULTURAL OR AQUACUL-
TURAL PRODUCT OF THE SOIL OR WATER THAT HAS  BEEN  GROWN,  HARVESTED  OR
PRODUCED  WITHIN THE STATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRUITS, VEGETA-
BLES, EGGS, DAIRY PRODUCTS, MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS, POULTRY AND  POULTRY
PRODUCTS, FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS, GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS, HONEY, NUTS,
PRESERVES, MAPLE SAP PRODUCTS, APPLE CIDER, AND FRUIT JUICE AND INCLUDES
THE COMMERCIAL RAISING, SHEARING, FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF ANIMALS ON A
FARM OR RANCH.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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S4240A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§852 & 854, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S705

S4240A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers for products grown, harvested or produced within the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S4240A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing industrial
development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers

PURPOSE:
This bill authorizes industrial development agencies (IDAs) to provide
technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers that
grow, harvest or produce agricultural products in this state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends the legislative intent section of General Municipal
Law section 852 to authorize IDAs to actively promote, attract,
encourage and develop agricultural industries that are based in New
York State.

Sections 2: Amends General Municipal Law section 854(4) to include
"agricultural" projects within the definition of projects that can be
assisted by local IDAs.

Section 3: Amends General Municipal Law section 854 to add subdivision
21 to define "agriculture" and "agricultural" products for the
purposes of including such terms within the definition of projects
that can be assisted by IDAs.

Section 4: Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:
Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support
to manufacturers, processors and warehousers of agricultural
products, but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest or
collect such agricultural products.

JUSTIFICATION:
Agriculture is one of the largest industries based in New York State
both in terms of acreage devoted to this activity and employment
opportunities provided. Particularly in Upstate New York,
agricultural producers provide much needed employment and the real
property tax base that supports municipal government finances. This
bill expands the authorization of already existing IDAs, many of
which are county IDAs located in rural areas, to help these agencies
promote job growth in industries that these rural areas already have
specialized in such as fruit cultivation, raising of beef and other
animals, and other agricultural pursuits. Many rural areas of the
state need additional tools in which to promote economic growth for
their communities. This measure should give rural areas of the state
another tool in which to increase job opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.853A of 2005/2006
S.238 of 2007/2008
S.705 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                 4240--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LARKIN,  CARLUCCI,  DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, O'MARA,
  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 general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
  industrial development agencies to provide assistance to  agricultural
  producers

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

  Section 1. The first undesignated paragraph  of  section  852  of  the
general municipal law, as amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 2005, is
amended to read as follows:
  It  is  hereby  declared to be the policy of this state to promote the
economic welfare, recreation opportunities and prosperity of its  inhab-
itants  and  to  actively promote, attract, encourage and develop recre-
ation, economically sound commerce [and], industry AND AGRICULTURE,  and
economically  sound  projects  identified  and called for to implement a
state heritage area management plan as provided in title G of the parks,
recreation and historic preservation law through governmental action for
the purpose of preventing unemployment and economic deterioration by the
creation of industrial development agencies which are hereby declared to
be governmental agencies and instrumentalities  and  to  grant  to  such
industrial  development  agencies the rights and powers provided in this
article.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 854 of the  general  municipal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  478  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  (4) "Project" - shall mean any land, any building  or  other  improve-
ment,  and  all real and personal properties located within the state of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10200-02-1

S. 4240--A                          2

New York and within or outside or partially within and partially outside
the municipality for whose benefit the agency  was  created,  including,
but  not  limited  to,  machinery, equipment and other facilities deemed
necessary  or  desirable in connection therewith, or incidental thereto,
whether or not now in existence or under construction,  which  shall  be
suitable  for  manufacturing,  warehousing,  research,  commercial [or],
industrial OR AGRICULTURAL purposes or other economically sound purposes
identified and called for to implement a state designated urban cultural
park management plan as provided in title G of the parks, recreation and
historic preservation law and which may include or  mean  an  industrial
pollution  control  facility,  a  recreation  facility,  educational  or
cultural facility, a horse racing facility, a railroad  facility  or  an
automobile  racing  facility, provided, however, no agency shall use its
funds in respect of any project wholly or partially outside the  munici-
pality  for  whose  benefit  the  agency  was  created without the prior
consent thereto by the governing body or bodies of all the other munici-
palities in which a part or parts of  the  project  is,  or  is  to  be,
located.
  S  3.  Section 854 of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
  (21) "AGRICULTURE" OR "AGRICULTURAL" -  SHALL  MEAN  AND  INCLUDE  THE
PRODUCTION OF ANY AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, FLORICULTURAL OR AQUACUL-
TURAL  PRODUCT  OF  THE  SOIL OR WATER THAT HAS BEEN GROWN, HARVESTED OR
PRODUCED WITHIN THE STATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRUITS,  VEGETA-
BLES,  EGGS, DAIRY PRODUCTS, MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS, POULTRY AND POULTRY
PRODUCTS, FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS, GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS, HONEY, NUTS,
PRESERVES, MAPLE SAP PRODUCTS, APPLE CIDER, AND FRUIT JUICE AND INCLUDES
THE COMMERCIAL RAISING, SHEARING, FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF ANIMALS ON A
FARM OR RANCH.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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