senate Bill S847A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases from 50 to 100 acres, the acreage of farm woodland that qualifies as land used in agricultural production for agricultural assessment purposes

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 08, 2012 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.630
Feb 29, 2012 print number 847a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 02, 2011 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2011 1st report cal.198
Jan 05, 2011 referred to agriculture

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May 1, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

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committee
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Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 1, 2012

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Mar 9, 2011 - Agriculture committee Vote

S847
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 9, 2011

absent (1)

Bill Amendments

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S847 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6212A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2474, A5955

S847 - Bill Texts

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Increases from 50 to 100 acres, the acreage of farm woodland that qualifies as land used in agricultural production for agricultural assessment purposes.

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BILL NUMBER:S847

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increasing the
acreage of farm woodland which qualifies as land used in agricultural
production for agricultural assessment purposes

PURPOSE:
This legislation would double the amount of woodlands
eligible for an agricultural assessment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 of section 301 of the
agricultural and markets law to change the maximum acreage for
agricultural assessment of farm woodlands from fifty acres to one
hundred acres.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many farms have woodlands on their property which exceed fifty acres,
but some only barely exceed that amount, causing local assessors to
divide a single woodlot into two separate parcels so that one may be
assessed at the "highest and best use" while the other receives an
assessment based upon its agricultural value. In many instances the
former is only a few small acres of land. As we continue farm
preservation efforts and this legislation would allow farmers,
particularly in areas of the state with greater development pressure,
to remain stewards of their land for generations to come.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.2474/A.5955 Referred to Agriculture
2007-2008: S.4453/A.6523 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   847

                       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 increas-
  ing the acreage of farm woodland which qualifies as land used in agri-
  cultural production for agricultural assessment purposes

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

  Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 301 of the agricul-
ture  and markets law, as amended by chapter 445 of the laws of 2002, is
amended to read as follows:
  d. Farm woodland which is part of land which is qualified for an agri-
cultural assessment, provided, however, that such farm woodland  attrib-
utable  to any separately described and assessed parcel shall not exceed
[fifty] ONE HUNDRED acres.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03444-01-1

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S847A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6212A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2474, A5955

S847A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Increases from 50 to 100 acres, the acreage of farm woodland that qualifies as land used in agricultural production for agricultural assessment purposes.

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

                                 847--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. YOUNG, BRESLIN, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, VALE-
  SKY -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on  Rural  Resources)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted to the Committee on Agri-
  culture in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas-
  ing the acreage of farm woodland which qualifies as land used in agri-
  cultural production for agricultural assessment purposes

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

  Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 301 of the agricul-
ture and markets law, as amended by chapter 445 of the laws of 2002,  is
amended to read as follows:
  d. Farm woodland which is part of land which is qualified for an agri-
cultural  assessment, provided, however, that such farm woodland attrib-
utable to any separately described and assessed parcel shall not  exceed
[fifty] ONE HUNDRED (100) acres.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03444-02-1

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