senate Bill S5482

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a drain tile revolving loan fund

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.493
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1076
substituted for s5482
Jun 10, 2014 substituted by a7706
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1076
Mar 11, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2013 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1296
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 16, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 2, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S5482
36
1
committee
36
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 11, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5482
11
1
committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2014

nay (1)

Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S5482
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5482
11
1
committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

nay (1)

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S5482 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7706
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4-a, Cons Dists L

S5482 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a drain tile revolving loan fund; provides low interest loans to farmers.

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BILL NUMBER:S5482

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the soil and water conservation
districts law, in relation to establishing a drain tile revolving loan
program

PURPOSE: This bill establishes a revolving loan program dedicated to
providing farmers with low interest loans for the addition of drain
tile to their fields.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new section 4-a to the Soil
and Water Conservation Districts Law.

Provides that the Soil and Water Conservation Committee shall
establish and maintain a drain tile revolving loan program which
provides low interest loans to farmers for the purpose of adding drain
tile to their fields.

Provides that the Soil and Water Conservation Committee shall
promulgate the rules and regulations necessary to carry out the
provisions of the bill.

Establishes that the amount of funds in the revolving loan program
shall be subject to a budgetary appropriation.

Provides that the loans must be within the amount available in the
drain tile revolving loan program. This act shall take effect on the
one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided,
however, that any rules and regulations necessary to implement the
provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made
on or before such date.

JUSTIFICATION: For a piece of land to be agriculturally viable for
planting and growing, it must have the right conditions. One of the
factors that can prevent a piece of land from being suitable for
planting and farming is the amount of subsurface moisture present. Too
much subsurface moisture prevents root development and inhibits the
growth of crops. It can also make it difficult for farm equipment to
access the land.

The installation of drain tile is often the best way to treat
excessive amounts of subsurface water on an otherwise viable piece of
farm land. The addition of drain tile draws the moisture further down
into the soil and then provides a way for it to drain effectively,
thus lowering the water table on a piece of land. By lowering the
water table, plants are able to develop stronger roots to better
absorb the oxygen and other nutrients present in the soil.

The installation of drain tile, although effective in treating
subsurface water, is costly. Therefore, this bill seeks to aid farmers
in the installation of drain tile in their fields by creating a
revolving loan fund that will provide interest loans to farmers for
the costs associated with the installation of drain tile in their
fields. The Soil and Water Conservation Committee shall administer the
fund as outlined in the sections of this bill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Subject to budgetary appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however,
that any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions
of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on or
before such date.

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

                                  5482

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  soil  and  water  conservation  districts  law,  in
  relation to establishing a drain tile revolving loan program

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

  Section 1. The soil and water conservation districts law is amended by
adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
  S 4-A. DRAIN TILE REVOLVING  LOAN  PROGRAM.  1.  THE  SOIL  AND  WATER
CONSERVATION COMMITTEE SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A DRAIN TILE REVOLV-
ING  LOAN  PROGRAM  TO  PROVIDE  LOW  INTEREST  LOANS TO FARMERS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ENHANCING THEIR FARM FIELDS WITH  DRAIN  TILE.  SUCH  PROGRAM
SHALL PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO FARMERS FOR SUCH DRAIN TILE PROJECTS
AS  THE  COMMITTEE  SHALL  DEEM TO BE ELIGIBLE PURSUANT TO RULE OR REGU-
LATION.
  2. THE COMMITTEE  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING ESTAB-
LISHING:
  A. AN APPLICATION PROCESS WHEREBY FARMERS MAY APPLY FOR LOANS;
  B. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING A FARMER'S ELIGIBILITY FOR A
LOAN;
  C.  CRITERIA  AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING THE PRIORITY TO BE GRANTED
AMONG DRAIN TILE PROJECTS;
  D. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR  DETERMINING  THE  AMOUNT  OF  FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE TO BE PROVIDED TO A FARMER FOR A DRAIN TILE PROJECT; AND
  E. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS TO BE USED IN DETERMINING THE LOAN REPAYMENT
PERIODS AND THE TERMS OF ANY REPAYMENT AGREEMENTS.
  3.  THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS IN THE DRAIN TILE REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO A BUDGETARY APPROPRIATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10783-01-3

S. 5482                             2

  4. THE COMMITTEE MAY PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO FARMERS WITHIN  THE
AMOUNTS  AVAILABLE  IN  THE  DRAIN  TILE REVOLVING LOAN FUND ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law; provided, however, that any rules and regu-
lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its  effec-
tive date are authorized to be made on or before such date.

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