senate Bill S2798

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants the department of agriculture and markets the exclusive authority to regulate cervid (deer and elk) farms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.803
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.405
Jan 23, 2013 referred to agriculture

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May 20, 2014 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2798
7
3
committee
7
Aye
3
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 20, 2014

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Apr 23, 2013 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2798
7
2
committee
7
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Apr 23, 2013

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aye wr (1)
absent (1)

S2798 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6805
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง16, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5767, A9746

S2798 - Bill Texts

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Grants the department of agriculture and markets the exclusive authority to regulate cervid (deer and elk) farms; eliminates the authority of the department of environmental conservation to regulate such farms.

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BILL NUMBER:S2798 REVISED 5/15/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to granting the department of agriculture and markets the
sole authority to regulate cervid farms

PURPOSE: This legislation will improve annual reporting, by removing
duplicative reporting requirements and provide cost savings while
reducing the work load on cervid farmers and the Department of
Environmental Conservation.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - amends Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law by
adding a new subdivision 47 to grant the authority regulate and
oversee all cervid farms in the state of New York to the Department of
Agriculture and Markets.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, cervid farmers are regulated by two state
agencies, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Both
agencies require annual reports from cervid farmers for the purpose of
regulating the control and spread of disease.

This legislation will reduce redundancy and decrease the cost of doing
business for farmers by allowing the Department of Agriculture and
Markets to solely collect reports and test cervid animals. This
legislation will save the State money by eliminating the
administrative cost of the DEC collecting duplicate reports and tests
on cervids that have already been regulated by the Department of
Agriculture and Markets.

The Department of Agriculture and Markets is better suited to regulate
farm cervids, as their agency is the lead agency for disease
prevention and control. The DEC serves more as a tool for law
enforcement regulation of wild animals, which does not pertain to
domestic cervid farmers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 06/15/11- S.5767, Referred to Rules 06/21/12-
S.5767, Committed to Rules/ 03/29/12- A.9746, Referred to Agriculture
06/21/13- S.2798, Committed to Rules/ 04/19/13- A.6805, Referred to
Agriculture

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Savings to the State of New York.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2798

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 granting
  the department of agriculture and markets the sole authority to  regu-
  late cervid farms

  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 47 to read as follows:
  47. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF ARTICLE ELEVEN  OF  THE  ENVIRON-
MENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW,  REGULATE AND OVERSEE ALL CERVID FARMS IN THE
STATE. THE AUTHORITY GRANTED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE
DEEMED  TO GRANT THE DEPARTMENT EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY OVER CERVID FARMING.
WITH REGARD THERETO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER  AND  THE  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT THERETO, SHALL SUPERSEDE THE PROVISIONS
OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND
REGULATIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04770-01-3

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