senate Bill S4960

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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May 02, 2011 referred to agriculture

S4960 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6511
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง303-c, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A5351

S4960 - 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.

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BILL NUMBER:S4960

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 could authorize landowners to build housing units for working
family members on the farmland.

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:
A.5351 - 2009 - 2010, Held for consideration in Agriculture Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None for the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4960

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05527-01-1

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