senate Bill S4718A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the memberships of country agriculture and farmland protection boards; authorization to hold conservation easements and funding for agricultural projects

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 20, 2011 signed chap.201
Jul 08, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.310
substituted for a7428a
Jun 14, 2011 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 13, 2011 ordered to third reading cal.1157
Jun 11, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2011 print number 4718a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Apr 15, 2011 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

S4718 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7428A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §302, Ag & Mkts L; amd §49-0303, En Con L; amd §§9 & 11-b, Cons Dists L

S4718 - Summary

Relates to the memberships of country agriculture and farmland protection boards; authorization to hold conservation easements and funding for agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects.

S4718 - Sponsor Memo

S4718 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4718

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 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, the environmental
  conservation law and the soil and water conservation districts law, in
  relation  to  the  membership  of  county  agricultural  and  farmland
  protection  boards,  authorization to hold conservation easements, and
  funding agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 302 of the agri-
culture and markets law, as amended by chapter 235 of the laws of  1995,
is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  A county legislative body may establish a county agricultural and
farmland protection board which shall  consist  of  eleven  members,  at
least  four  of  whom  shall  be active OR RETIRED farmers. At least one
member of such board shall represent agribusiness  and  one  member  may
represent  an  organization dedicated to agricultural land preservation.
These six members of the board shall reside within the county which  the
respective board serves. The members of the board shall also include the
chairperson  of  the county soil and water conservation district's board
of directors OR AN EMPLOYEE OF THE COUNTY SOIL  AND  WATER  CONSERVATION
DISTRICT  DESIGNATED BY THE CHAIRPERSON, a member of the county legisla-
tive body, a county cooperative extension  agent,  the  county  planning
director  and  the  county  director  of real property tax services. The
chairperson shall be chosen by majority vote. Such board shall be estab-
lished in the event no such board exists at the time of receipt  by  the
county  legislative  body of a petition for the creation or review of an
agricultural district pursuant to section three hundred  three  of  this
article,  or  at the time of receipt by the county of a notice of intent
filing pursuant to subdivision four of section  three  hundred  five  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09681-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S4718A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7428A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §302, Ag & Mkts L; amd §49-0303, En Con L; amd §§9 & 11-b, Cons Dists L

S4718A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the memberships of country agriculture and farmland protection boards; authorization to hold conservation easements and funding for agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects.

S4718A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4718A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4718--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, SEWARD -- (at request of the Department of
  Agriculture and Markets) -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  agriculture  and  markets  law,  the  environmental
  conservation law and the soil and water conservation districts law, in
  relation  to  the  membership  of  county  agricultural  and  farmland
  protection boards, authorization to hold conservation  easements,  and
  funding agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 302 of the  agri-
culture  and markets law, as amended by chapter 235 of the laws of 1995,
is amended to read as follows:
  (a) A county legislative body may establish a county agricultural  and
farmland  protection  board  which  shall  consist of eleven members, at
least four of whom shall be active farmers. At least one member of  such
board  shall  represent  agribusiness  and  one  member may represent an
organization dedicated to agricultural land  preservation.    These  six
members of the board shall reside within the county which the respective
board  serves.  The  members  of the board shall also include the chair-
person of the county soil and water  conservation  district's  board  of
directors  OR  AN  EMPLOYEE  OF  THE  COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
DISTRICT DESIGNATED BY THE CHAIRPERSON, a member of the county  legisla-
tive  body,  a  county  cooperative extension agent, the county planning
director and the county director of  real  property  tax  services.  The
chairperson shall be chosen by majority vote. Such board shall be estab-
lished  in  the event no such board exists at the time of receipt by the
county legislative body of a petition for the creation or review  of  an
agricultural  district  pursuant  to section three hundred three of this

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09681-03-1

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