senate Bill S4340A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing farm-based taxes, fees and regulatory burdens

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2012 print number 4340a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jun 13, 2011 committed to finance
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.934
Mar 30, 2011 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Mar 6, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

S4340A
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Mar 6, 2012

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Jun 1, 2011 - Agriculture committee Vote

S4340
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2011

aye wr (1)

Bill Amendments

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A (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S4340 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5286A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §303-b, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§210, 606, 1136 & 658, Tax L; amd §§499-b & 401, V & T L; amd §72-0602, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6947A, A10103

S4340 - Summary

Enacts the let New York Farm act; relates to reducing farm-based taxes, fees and regulatory burdens to help grow the agricultural economy and benefit family farms.

S4340 - Sponsor Memo

S4340 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4340

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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, the tax law, the  vehi-
  cle  and  traffic  law  and  the  environmental  conservation  law, in
  relation to reducing farm-based taxes, fees and regulatory burdens  to
  help grow the agricultural economy and benefit family farms

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that viable farms
and the protection of working farmland are of  paramount  importance  to
the  economic  and environmental wellbeing of New York state. The local-
ly-focused, diverse food supply New York farms provide  is  of  critical
importance  to  the  health  and welfare of all New York citizens.  With
agriculture facing ever increasing global competition, New York state is
committed to helping grow and expand our farms. In  aid  of  this  goal,
reducing  farm-based  taxes,  fees  and  regulatory  burdens that do not
recognize the unique nature and benefits of agriculture is an  important
step in achieving successful, sustainable family farms.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 303-b of the agriculture and markets law
is amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
  C. THE NOTICE SHALL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO ALL LANDOWNERS WITH LAND BEING
PROPOSED  FOR  INCLUSION  IN  AN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT. LANDOWNERS SHALL
HAVE THE OPTION TO RECEIVE THIS NOTICE EITHER THROUGH  WRITTEN  COMMUNI-
CATION OR THROUGH ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION.
  S 3. Subdivision 12 of section 210 of the tax law is amended by adding
a new paragraph (e-1) to read as follows:
  (E-1)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF THIS SUBDIVISION, FOR
TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  TWELVE,
IF THE CREDIT ALLOWED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION IS GREATER THAN THE TAX DUE
IN  ANY  TAXABLE  YEAR  FOR A TAXPAYER WHOSE PRIMARY SOURCE OF INCOME IS
DERIVED FROM OPERATING A FARM OPERATION  OR  COMMERCIAL  HORSE  BOARDING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08417-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S4340A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5286A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §303-b, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§210, 606, 1136 & 658, Tax L; amd §§499-b & 401, V & T L; amd §72-0602, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6947A, A10103

S4340A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the let New York Farm act; relates to reducing farm-based taxes, fees and regulatory burdens to help grow the agricultural economy and benefit family farms.

S4340A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4340A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4340--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, GALLIVAN, GRISANTI, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, BONA-
  CIC, LARKIN, SEWARD, GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, YOUNG, BALL,  O'MARA,  VALE-
  SKY,  McDONALD,  LITTLE  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Agriculture 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 agriculture and markets law, the tax law, the vehi-
  cle and  traffic  law  and  the  environmental  conservation  law,  in
  relation  to reducing farm-based taxes, fees and regulatory burdens to
  help grow the agricultural economy and benefit family farms

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

  Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "let New
York farm act."
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that viable  farms  and
the  protection  of  working farmland are of paramount importance to the
economic and environmental wellbeing of New York state. The  locally-fo-
cused,  diverse food supply New York farms provide is of critical impor-
tance to the health and welfare of all New York citizens.  With agricul-
ture facing ever  increasing  global  competition,  New  York  state  is
committed  to  helping  grow  and expand our farms. In aid of this goal,
reducing farm-based taxes, fees  and  regulatory  burdens  that  do  not
recognize  the unique nature and benefits of agriculture is an important
step in achieving successful, sustainable family farms.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 303-b of the agriculture and markets law
is amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
  C. THE NOTICE SHALL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO ALL LANDOWNERS WITH LAND BEING
PROPOSED FOR INCLUSION IN AN  AGRICULTURAL  DISTRICT.  LANDOWNERS  SHALL
HAVE  THE  OPTION TO RECEIVE THIS NOTICE EITHER THROUGH WRITTEN COMMUNI-
CATION OR THROUGH ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08417-02-2

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