|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S778
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S778 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L; amd §483, RPT L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S778 - Summary
Includes land used for processing or retail merchandising of agricultural products within the real property tax exemption for land used in agricultural production.
S778 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S778 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the real property tax law, in relation to property tax exemption for on-farm structures that provide added value to farm products PURPOSE: This bill would include within the ten year property tax exemption for agriculture buildings those on-farm structures that are used by a farm to add value to farm products. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 301 of the Agriculture and Markets Law and Section 483 of the Real Property Tax Law is amended to include land and structures used for processing or retail merchandising of crops and/or livestock products from such land in the agriculture buildings exemption. JUSTIFICATION: Family farms are continually exploring new ways to obtain a better return for their product while meeting consumer demand. At the same time, there is a growing recognition by consumers about the economic and environmental benefits that can occur by directly supporting local agriculture. These two trends have led to a large number of farms adding value to their farm products through on-farm processing and direct to
S778 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 778 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the real property tax law, in relation to property tax exemption for on-farm structures that provide added value to farm products THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 4 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law, as separately amended by chapters 445 and 696 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: "Land used in agricultural production" means not less than seven acres of land used as a single operation in the preceding two years for the production for sale of crops, livestock or livestock products of an average gross sales value of ten thousand dollars or more; or, not less than seven acres of land used in the preceding two years to support a commercial horse boarding operation with annual gross receipts of ten thousand dollars or more. Land used in agricultural production shall [not] include land or portions thereof used for processing or retail merchandising of such crops, livestock or livestock products. Land used in agricultural production shall also include: S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 483 of the real property tax law, as amended by chapter 540 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: 2. The term "structures and buildings" shall include: (a) structures and buildings or portions thereof used directly and exclusively in the raising and production for sale of agricultural and horticultural commodities or necessary for the storage thereof, [but not] AND INCLUD- ING structures and buildings or portions thereof used for the processing of agricultural and horticultural commodities, or the retail merchandis- ing of such commodities; (b) structures and buildings used to provide EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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