senate Bill S790

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a real property tax exemption for land of a farm operation which is in the process of being certified for the production of organic crops

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Jan 05, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S790 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง305, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2415A

S790 - Summary

Creates a real property tax exemption for land of a farm operation which is in the process of being certified for the production of organic crops.

S790 - Sponsor Memo

S790 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   790

                       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, in relation to creating
  a real property tax exemption for  land  of  a  farm  operation  being
  certified as organic

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THAT
PORTION OF THE VALUE OF LAND OF A FARM OPERATION WHICH IS IN THE PROCESS
OF BEING CERTIFIED BY AN ORGANIC CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY  ACCREDITED  BY
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ORGAN-
IC  CROPS,  LIVESTOCK  AND  LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM REAL
PROPERTY TAXATION FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THREE YEARS.  THE  LAND  OF
THE  FARM OPERATION SUBJECT TO SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL BE CERTIFIED ORGANIC
AT THE END OF THE THREE YEAR TAX EXEMPTION PERIOD AND SHALL BE  USED  IN
THE  PRODUCTION OF CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  NATIONAL  ORGANIC
PROGRAM  STANDARDS.  THE  LAND  ELIGIBLE  FOR  SUCH  EXEMPTION  SHALL BE
REPORTED TO THE COMMISSIONER WHO MAY ISSUE AN  ANNUAL  REPORT  DETAILING
THE  AMOUNT OF LAND SUBJECT TO SUCH EXEMPTION BEING CONVERTED TO ORGANIC
PRODUCTION AND THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SUCH LAND.
  B. THE LAND ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SHALL NOT IN
ANY ONE YEAR EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ASSESSED  VALUE  OF  SUCH
FARM  OPERATION WHICH IS LOCATED ON LAND USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
WITHIN AN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OR FIFTY PERCENT OF THE  TOTAL  ASSESSED
VALUE  OF  SUCH  FARM  OPERATION ELIGIBLE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL ASSESSMENT
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIX OF  THIS  ARTICLE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03393-01-1

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