|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 17, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S2442
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S2442 - Details
S2442 - Summary
Requires additional 10% matching grant funding of agricultural environmental programs implemented in watersheds deemed, by the commissioner of environmental conservation, to be critical to recreational fishing.
S2442 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2442 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to funding of agricultural environmental management programs implemented in watersheds deemed critical to recreational fishing PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase the matching funds to farmers from 75% to at least 85% when those farmers are investing in non-point source pollution control measures in watersheds deemed to be critical to New York State's fisheries. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one provides for increased matching funding of at least ten percent to farms in watersheds deemed critical by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Section two is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) program helps farmers develop and implement plans to comply with federal, state and local regulations relating to water quality and other environmental concerns. The program helps farmers protect New York's lakes, streams and rivers from agricultural runoff. New York invests heavily in recreational fishery and should also invest in protecting the water quality that is being stocked and promoted as a tourism attraction. Each year DEC releases over one million pounds of fish
S2442 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2442 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 17, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- 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 funding of agricultural environmental management programs implemented in watersheds deemed critical to recreational fishing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 151 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 375 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 151. Agricultural environmental management program. There is hereby established within the department an agricultural environmental manage- ment program to assist farmers in maintaining the economic viability of their farm operations while addressing environmental impacts from those operations, including, but not limited to, soil, air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The program may also include assistance to farmers for the development of agriculturally-derived renewable energy sources. The program may consist of planner certification to qualify persons to prepare AEM plans; technical assistance to farmers partic- ipating in the program; financial assistance, within funds available, to soil and water conservation districts and farmers to prepare and imple- ment plans PROVIDED THAT FOR PLANS IMPLEMENTED IN WATERSHEDS DEEMED CRITICAL TO RECREATIONAL FISHING, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL RECEIVE NOT LESS THAN TEN PERCENT ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WHEN SUCH ASSISTANCE IS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH A MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM; other incentives for program partic- ipation; and evaluation of program procedures and projects to assess effectiveness. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00139-01-3
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