senate Bill S5160B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading 5160b
Jun 11, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 5160a
Jun 11, 2012 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jan 30, 2012 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 24, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2012 1st report cal.85
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.937
May 03, 2011 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jan 19, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5160
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2012

Jun 1, 2011 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5160
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2011

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
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B (Active)

S5160 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7655B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L

S5160 - Bill Texts

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Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing" to mean the intentional combination of trees, forages and livestock managed as a single integrated practice for the collective benefit of each, including the planting of appropriate grasses and legume forages among trees for sound grazing and livestock husbandry.

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BILL NUMBER:S5160

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expanding the
definition of crops, livestock and livestock products to include
silvopasturing products

PURPOSE:
To clarify that silvopasturing acreage in forested land qualifies as
eligible lands for agriculture assessment.

SUMMARY:
Section 301(2) of Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to include
silvopastured products to the definition of "Crops, livestock and
livestock products",

JUSTIFICATION:
Silvopasturing is the scientifically-based, ecologically-sound practice
of livestock grazing in wooded areas which can yield numerous benefits
for farm operations. In silvopasturing, timber and pasture are managed
as a single integrated system. Timber, forage and livestock are managed
intensively to simultaneously produce timber products, a high quality
forage resource and efficient livestock production. In doing so,
silvopasturing provides a sustainable system that offers diversified
marketing opportunities for producers.

This bill would clearly recognize the concurrent use of wooded lands for
production of livestock and wood products as land in agricultural
production that qualifies for the agricultural assessment program.
Current law does not allow assessors to grant agricultural assessments
to forested land used for silvopasture based on the characterization
that such land is employed to produce livestock or livestock products
for sale.

HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPACT: To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5160

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 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, in relation to  expand-
  ing  the  definition  of  crops,  livestock  and livestock products to
  include silvopasturing products

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets
law is amended by adding a new paragraph k to read as follows:
  K.  SILVOPASTURED  PRODUCTS,  INCLUDING  PRODUCTS  FROM  A PLANNED AND
MANAGED COMBINATION OF TREES, FORAGES AND  COMMERCIAL  LIVESTOCK  FOR  A
PRODUCTIVE BENEFIT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10929-01-1

S5160A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7655B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L

S5160A - Bill Texts

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Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing" to mean the intentional combination of trees, forages and livestock managed as a single integrated practice for the collective benefit of each, including the planting of appropriate grasses and legume forages among trees for sound grazing and livestock husbandry.

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BILL NUMBER:S5160A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
definition of
land used in
silvopasturing

PURPOSE:
To clarify that certain silvopasturing acreage in forested land
qualifies as eligible lands for agricultural assessment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 301(2) of the Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to add
certain silvopastured products to the definition of "Crops, livestock
and livestock products".

JUSTIFICATION:
Silvopasturing is the scientifically-based, ecologically-sound
practice of livestock grazing in wooded areas which can yield
numerous benefits for farm operations. In silvopasturing, timber and
pasture are managed as a single integrated system. Timber, forage and
livestock are managed intensively to simultaneously produce timber
products, a high quality forage resource and efficient livestock
production. In doing so, silvopasturing provides a sustainable system
that offers diversified marketing opportunities for producers.

Current law does not allow assessors to grant agricultural assessments
to forested land used for silvopasture, based on the characterization
that such land is employed to produce livestock or livestock products
for sale. This bill would clearly recognize the concurrent use of
wooded lands for production of livestock and wood products as land
used in agricultural production that qualifies for the agricultural
assessment program. Silvopaturing land would be limited to ten fenced
acres for large livestock and five fenced acres for smaller
livestock, in order to be considered for an agricultural assessment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determine.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January next
succeeding the date on which it shall become a law.

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

                                 5160--A
    Cal. No. 85

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 -- reported favorably from said  committee,  ordered  to  first  and
  second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered  to  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  definition of land used in silvopasturing

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

  Section  1.  Section 301 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18. "LAND USED IN SILVOPASTURING" MEANS THE INTENTIONAL COMBINATION OF
TREES, FORAGES AND LIVESTOCK MANAGED AS A SINGLE INTEGRATED PRACTICE FOR
THE COLLECTIVE BENEFIT OF EACH, INCLUDING THE  PLANTING  OF  APPROPRIATE
GRASSES  AND  LEGUME FORAGES AMONG TREES FOR SOUND GRAZING AND LIVESTOCK
HUSBANDRY. LAND USED IN SILVOPASTURING SHALL BE LIMITED  TO  UP  TO  TEN
FENCED ACRES PER LARGE LIVESTOCK, INCLUDING CATTLE, HORSES AND CAMELIDS,
AND  UP  TO  FIVE FENCED ACRES PER SMALL LIVESTOCK, SUCH AS SHEEP, HOGS,
GOATS AND POULTRY.
  S 2. The commissioner of taxation and finance,  in  consultation  with
the  commissioner  of  agriculture  and  markets and the commissioner of
environmental conservation, shall promulgate any  regulations  necessary
and proper for the implementation of this act.
  S  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10929-09-2

S5160B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7655B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L

S5160B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Defines the term "land used in silvopasturing" to mean the intentional combination of trees, forages and livestock managed as a single integrated practice for the collective benefit of each, including the planting of appropriate grasses and legume forages among trees for sound grazing and livestock husbandry.

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BILL NUMBER:S5160B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
definition of land used in silvopasturing

PURPOSE:
To clarify that silvopasturing acreage in forested land qualifies as
eligible lands for agriculture assessment.

SUMMARY:
Section 301 of Agriculture and Markets Law is amended by adding a new
paragraph m to include land used in silvopasturing.

JUSTIFICATION:
Silvopasturing is the scientifically-based, ecologically-sound
practice of livestock grazing in wooded areas which can yield numerous
benefits for farm operations. In silvopasturing, timber and pasture
are managed as a single integrated system. Timber, forage and
livestock are managed intensively to simultaneously produce timber
products, a high quality forage resource and efficient livestock
production. In doing so, silvopasturing provides a sustainable system
that offers diversified marketing opportunities for producers.

This bill would clearly recognize the concurrent use of wooded lands
for production of livestock and wood products as land in agricultural
production that qualifies for the agricultural assessment program.
Current law does not allow assessors to grant agricultural assessments
to forested land used for silvopasture based on the characterization
that such land is employed to produce livestock or livestock products
for sale.

HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPACT:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                 5160--B
    Cal. No. 85

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 -- reported favorably from said  committee,  ordered  to  first  and
  second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered  to  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  definition of land used in silvopasturing

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets
law is amended by adding a new paragraph m to read as follows:
  M.    LAND USED IN SILVOPASTURING SHALL BE LIMITED TO UP TO TEN FENCED
ACRES PER LARGE LIVESTOCK, INCLUDING CATTLE, HORSES AND CAMELIDS, AND UP
TO FIVE FENCED ACRES PER SMALL LIVESTOCK, SUCH AS SHEEP, HOGS, GOATS AND
POULTRY.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION,  "SILVOPASTURING"  SHALL
MEAN THE INTENTIONAL COMBINATION OF TREES, FORAGES AND LIVESTOCK MANAGED
AS  A  SINGLE  INTEGRATED  PRACTICE  FOR THE COLLECTIVE BENEFIT OF EACH,
INCLUDING THE PLANTING OF APPROPRIATE GRASSES AND LEGUME  FORAGES  AMONG
TREES FOR SOUND GRAZING AND LIVESTOCK HUSBANDRY.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10929-11-2

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