senate Bill S2357A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the application of certain lawn fertilizers to any watersheds and drainage basins in certain counties

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2014 print number 2357a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 16, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S2357 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2607A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33-1006, amd §71-2907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3554A, A5670A
2009-2010: S6822, A9192

S2357 - Summary

Prohibits the application of lawn fertilizers that are labeled as containing more than zero percent phosphorous to any watersheds and drainage basins in certain counties where the county legislature has passed a local law relating thereto.

S2357 - Sponsor Memo

S2357 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2357                                                  A. 2607

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  application of lawn fertilizer to watersheds and drainage basins

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 33-1006 to read as follows:
S 33-1006. APPLICATION  OF  LAWN  FERTILIZER  TO  WATERSHEDS OR DRAINAGE
             BASINS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "AGRICULTURE  USES"  MEANS  BEEKEEPING,  DAIRYING, EGG PRODUCTION,
FLORICULTURE, FISH OR FUR FARMING, FOREST AND GAME MANAGEMENT;  GRAZING;
LIVESTOCK  RAISING;  ORCHARDS;  PLANT GREENHOUSES AND NURSERIES; POULTRY
RAISING; RAISING OF GRAIN,  GRASS,  MINT  AND  SEED  CROPS;  RAISING  OF
FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, SOD FARMING AND VEGETABLE RAISING.
  B. "LAWN FERTILIZER" MEANS ANY FERTILIZER, WHETHER APPLIED BY PROPERTY
OWNER,  RENTER  OR  COMMERCIAL ENTITY, INTENDED FOR NONAGRICULTURAL USE,
SUCH AS FOR LAWNS, GOLF COURSES, PARKS AND CEMETERIES.  LAWN  FERTILIZER
DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  FERTILIZER PRODUCTS INTENDED PRIMARILY FOR GARDEN OR
INDOOR USE.
  2. A. EFFECTIVE MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, IN ANY COUNTY WHERE
THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE HAS ADOPTED A LOCAL LAW, NO  PERSON  SHALL  APPLY
ANY  LAWN  FERTILIZER  WITHIN  ANY  WATERSHED  OR DRAINAGE BASIN THAT IS
LABELED AS CONTAINING MORE  THAN  ZERO  PERCENT  PHOSPHORUS,  EXCEPT  AS
PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06143-01-3

S2357A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2607A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33-1006, amd §71-2907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3554A, A5670A
2009-2010: S6822, A9192

S2357A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the application of lawn fertilizers that are labeled as containing more than zero percent phosphorous to any watersheds and drainage basins in certain counties where the county legislature has passed a local law relating thereto.

S2357A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2357A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2357--A                                            A. 2607--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation  -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation in accordance with Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  application of lawn fertilizer to watersheds and drainage basins

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 33-1006 to read as follows:
S 33-1006. APPLICATION OF LAWN  FERTILIZER  TO  WATERSHEDS  OR  DRAINAGE
             BASINS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "AGRICULTURE USES"  MEANS  BEEKEEPING,  DAIRYING,  EGG  PRODUCTION,
FLORICULTURE,  FISH OR FUR FARMING, FOREST AND GAME MANAGEMENT; GRAZING;
LIVESTOCK RAISING; ORCHARDS; PLANT GREENHOUSES  AND  NURSERIES;  POULTRY
RAISING;  RAISING  OF  GRAIN,  GRASS,  MINT  AND  SEED CROPS; RAISING OF
FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, SOD FARMING AND VEGETABLE RAISING.
  B. "LAWN FERTILIZER" MEANS ANY FERTILIZER, WHETHER APPLIED BY PROPERTY
OWNER, RENTER OR COMMERCIAL ENTITY, INTENDED  FOR  NONAGRICULTURAL  USE,
SUCH  AS  FOR LAWNS, GOLF COURSES, PARKS AND CEMETERIES. LAWN FERTILIZER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06143-02-4

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