senate Bill S4916

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows any family member working on a family farm to build a home on such land

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Mar 29, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 28, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 27, 2012 1st report cal.453
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Apr 29, 2011 referred to agriculture

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Mar 27, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

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S4916 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง303-c, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2794A

S4916 - Bill Texts

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Provides that in an agricultural district with a working family farm, any producer, as defined in subdivision three of section two hundred eighty-two of this chapter, shall have the authority to build a home on such family farm property not to supersede existing municipal law.

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BILL NUMBER:S4916

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to building on
farm land in agricultural districts

PURPOSE:
Authorizes a family member operating on a family farm to be authorized
to build a home on the operating farm land property.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Authorizes landowners to build family homes on property classified and
utilized as farm land.

This act would authorize landowners to build housing units for working
family members on the farm land.

This act would not authorize the producer or landowner to create
housing units for the purpose of housing developments.

JUSTIFICATION:
Operating a farm is an arduous task that often involves the dedication
of many family members. often these members live in adjoining
homesteads to reduce the cost of living. Currently, the laws are
written with the intent to prevent the creation of building homes on
farmlands for the purpose of housing developments. An exception needs
to exist that grants these agriculturalists to build a home for their
working families to reside in without a subdivision of the property.
Costs to our farms are already tremendous as the burden of property
taxes often consume agricultural farms in their entirety. this bill
grants these ambitious families the ability to reduce the cost of
their hard work and diligence to the agriculture industry of New York
State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.4111 of 2007/2008
S.2794A of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4916

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 building
  on farm land in agricultural districts

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 303-c to read as follows:
  S 303-C. AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS; BUILDING ON FARM LAND. IN AN AGRICUL-
TURAL DISTRICT WITH A WORKING FAMILY FARM, ANY PRODUCER, AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  SECTION  TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER,
SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BUILD A HOME ON SUCH  FAMILY  FARM  PROPERTY
NOT TO SUPERSEDE EXISTING MUNICIPAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00337-01-1

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