|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 18, 2012||signed chap.160|
|Jul 06, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 20, 2012||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1024
substituted for s6778
|Jun 20, 2012||substituted by a9960|
|Jun 11, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 06, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 05, 2012||1st report cal.1024|
|Mar 21, 2012||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S6778Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9960 -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S6778 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§301 & 305, Ag & Mkts L
S6778 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6778 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to viable agricultural land and renewal of agricultural assessments PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The bill would improve the administration of the Agricultural Districts Law (Article 25-AA of the Agriculture and Markets Law). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend Agricultural and Markets Law ("AML") § 301 (7) to revise the definition of "viable agricultural land" for purposes of the Agricultural Districts Law by defining the term as land highly suitable for "a farm operation", a term already defined in law. Section 2 of the bill would amend AML § 305(1)(a) to streamline the process of renewing agricultural assessments, provided there are no changes in farmland eligibility or acreage. Section 3 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.
S6778 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6778 I N S E N A T E March 21, 2012 ___________ 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, in relation to viable agricultural land and renewal of agricultural assessments THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 797 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: 7. "Viable agricultural land" means land highly suitable for [agricul- tural production and which will continue to be economically feasible for such use if real property taxes, farm use restrictions, and speculative activities are limited to levels approximating those in commercial agri- cultural areas not influenced by the proximity of non-agricultural development] A FARM OPERATION AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION. S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 305 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 514 of the laws of 2007 and as further amended by subdivision (d) of section 1 of part W of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: a. Any owner of land used in agricultural production within an agri- cultural district shall be eligible for an agricultural assessment pursuant to this section. If an applicant rents land from another for use in conjunction with the applicant's land for the production for sale of crops, livestock or livestock products, the gross sales value of such products produced on such rented land shall be added to the gross sales value of such products produced on the land of the applicant for purposes of determining eligibility for an agricultural assessment on the land of the applicant. Such assessment shall be granted only upon an annual application by the owner of such land on a form prescribed by the commissioner of taxation and finance; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AFTER THE INITIAL GRANT OF AGRICULTURAL ASSESSMENT THE ANNUAL APPLICATION SHALL BE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND SHALL CONSIST OF ONLY A CERTIFICATION BY THE LANDOWNER THAT THE LANDOWN- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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