senate Bill S2677

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs department of agriculture and markets and the state soil and water conservation committee to define farm conservation practices conducted by professionals

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Mar 03, 2014 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 11, 2014 1st report cal.164
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 12, 2013 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 06, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 05, 2013 1st report cal.151
Jan 23, 2013 referred to agriculture

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Feb 11, 2014 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Agriculture Committee Vote: Feb 11, 2014

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Mar 5, 2013 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Agriculture Committee Vote: Mar 5, 2013

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S2677 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5742
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§7209 & 7307, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S850, A2164
2009-2010: S2470, A5809

S2677 - Bill Texts

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Directs the department of agriculture and markets and the state soil and water conservation committee to review and define farm conservation practices which are within the professions of engineering, land surveying and architecture.

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BILL NUMBER:S2677

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law and the education law, in
relation to farm conservation practices

PURPOSE: To clarify that the Commissioner of
Agriculture and Markets
and the NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee shall be the
authorities that establish the need for technical expertise on farm
environmental and conservation best management practices.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 16 of the Agriculture
and Markets Law
is amended to give authority to the Commissioner of Agriculture &
Markets, along with the NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee to
review farm conservation practices and determine the technical
expertise needed to implement such practices.

JUSTIFICATION: Across the state, farms are working on
implementing
environmental best management practices. These efforts protect our
natural resources and increase farm environmental sustainability. The
experts that assist farmers in implementing these programs are local
soil and water districts. The state committee that oversees the
districts has a longstanding history of working with farms and has a
strong practical knowledge of the technical resources needed to
implement specific projects. Rather than have engineers that are
unfamiliar with farm-specific projects determine necessary resources,
this bill more appropriately assigns the responsibility for such
determination.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.850/A.2164 Advanced to Third Reading
2011: S.859/A.2164 Passed Senate
2009,2010: S.2470/A.5809 Referred to Agriculture
2007,2008: S.8004/A.10973 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: A cost savings would be
actualized with technical
resources being more efficiently used and, thereby, more farm
environmental Projects being accomplished with existing state funds.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.

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

                                  2677

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law and the education law,
  in relation to farm conservation practices

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 45 to read as follows:
  45. DEFINE AND REVIEW ON AN ON-GOING BASIS FARM CONSERVATION PRACTICES
IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH THE STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMITTEE TO
DETERMINE THE SCOPE  OF  ENGINEERING,  LAND  SURVEYING  OR  ARCHITECTURE
NECESSARY FOR SUCH PRACTICES.
  S  2.  Paragraph  b  of subdivision 7 of section 7209 of the education
law, as added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read  as
follows:
  b.  To  alterations  to any building or structure costing ten thousand
dollars or less which do not involve changes  affecting  the  structural
safety  or public safety thereof nor to farm buildings, including barns,
sheds, poultry houses and other buildings used directly and  solely  for
agricultural  purposes;  NOR  TO  FARM CONSERVATION PRACTICES, EXCEPT AS
DETERMINED NECESSARY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS  AND
THE STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMITTEE; nor to residence build-
ings  of  gross  floor  area of fifteen hundred square feet or less, not
including garages, carports, porches, cellars,  or  uninhabitable  base-
ments or attics.
  S  3.  Paragraph  1  of subdivision 5 of section 7307 of the education
law, as amended by chapter 994 of the laws of 1971, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  1.  Farm  buildings,  including barns, sheds, poultry houses and other
buildings used directly and solely for  agricultural  purposes;  NOR  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06905-01-3

S. 2677                             2

FARM  CONSERVATION  PRACTICES,  EXCEPT  AS  DETERMINED  NECESSARY BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS  AND  THE  STATE  SOIL  AND  WATER
CONSERVATION  COMMITTEE;  nor  to  residence  buildings of gross area of
fifteen  hundred  square  feet or less, not including garages, carports,
porches, cellars, or uninhabitable basements or attics; or
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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