senate Bill S6778

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to viable agricultural land and renewal of agricultural assessments

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9960 - Signed by Governor


  • 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 18, 2012 signed chap.160
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

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S6778 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9960
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§301 & 305, Ag & Mkts L

S6778 - Summary

Relates to viable agricultural land and renewal of agricultural assessments.

S6778 - Sponsor Memo

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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