senate Bill S2442

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires additional 10% funding of agricultural environmental programs implemented in watersheds deemed critical to recreational fishing

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jan 17, 2013 referred to agriculture

S2442 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A471
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง151, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4352, A1194
2009-2010: S7522, A1083

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

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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