senate Bill S6543B

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to assess and report on the use and development of precision agriculture, and the use of broadband by farmers

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 vetoed memo.561
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.378
substituted for a9961
Jun 10, 2014 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 6543b
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.805
Feb 11, 2014 print number 6543a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Feb 04, 2014 referred to agriculture

S6543 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9961
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Commissioner

S6543 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to assess and report on the use and development of precision agriculture, and the use of broadband by farmers.

S6543 - Sponsor Memo

S6543 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6543

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of agriculture and markets to issue  a
  report  assessing  the use and development of precision agriculture in
  the state with recommendations pertaining to rural broadband  accessi-
  bility,  use  and support for the farmers, as well as cost savings and
  higher crop yield

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby enacts this act
to evaluate the practicality, costs and benefits of  precision  agricul-
ture  for the states' farmers, as well as the accessibility of broadband
to farmers to facilitate data analysis, and increase the efficiency  and
productivity of farms throughout the state.
  S 2. The commissioner of agriculture and markets, in consultation with
the New York state broadband program office of the empire state develop-
ment corporation, shall compile and issue a report to assess the use and
development  of  precision agriculture in the state and make recommenda-
tions pertaining to any necessary technical  support,  accessibility  of
broadband  with particular focus in rural areas of the state, and a cost
benefit analysis of precision agriculture. The report of the commission-
er shall include, but not be limited to:
  (a) definitions of precision agriculture and site-specific farming;
  (b) statistics of use by farmers in the state;
  (c) statistics of crop yields with the use of precision agriculture as
compared to traditional methods;
  (d) statistics of rural broadband availability, with particular empha-
sis on agricultural land;
  (e) availability of suitable global positioning services;
  (f) environmental impacts of precision agriculture;
  (g) cost analyses of  the  use  of  precision  agriculture,  including
start-up costs and affordability;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13821-02-4

S6543A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9961
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Commissioner

S6543A - Summary

Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to assess and report on the use and development of precision agriculture, and the use of broadband by farmers.

S6543A - Sponsor Memo

S6543A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6543--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Agriculture  --   committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to direct the commissioner of agriculture and markets to issue a
  report assessing the use and development of precision  agriculture  in
  the  state with recommendations pertaining to rural broadband accessi-
  bility, use and support for the farmers, as well as cost  savings  and
  higher crop yield

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby enacts this  act
to  evaluate  the practicality, costs and benefits of precision agricul-
ture for the state's farmers, as well as the accessibility of  broadband
to  farmers to facilitate data analysis, and increase the efficiency and
productivity of farms throughout the state.
  S 2. The commissioner of agriculture and markets, in consultation with
the New York state broadband program office of the empire state develop-
ment corporation, shall compile and issue a report to assess the use and
development of precision agriculture in the state and  make  recommenda-
tions  pertaining  to  any necessary technical support, accessibility of
broadband with particular focus in rural areas of the state, and a  cost
benefit analysis of precision agriculture. The report of the commission-
er shall include, but not be limited to:
  (a) definitions of precision agriculture and site-specific farming;
  (b) statistics of use by farmers in the state;
  (c) statistics of crop yields with the use of precision agriculture as
compared to traditional methods;
  (d) statistics of rural broadband availability, with particular empha-
sis on agricultural land;
  (e) availability of suitable global positioning services;
  (f) environmental impacts of precision agriculture;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13821-03-4

S6543B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9961
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Commissioner

S6543B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to assess and report on the use and development of precision agriculture, and the use of broadband by farmers.

S6543B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6543B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6543--B
    Cal. No. 805

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a  second  report
  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its  place in the order of second
  report

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of agriculture and markets to issue  a
  report  assessing  the use and development of precision agriculture in
  the state with recommendations pertaining to rural broadband  accessi-
  bility,  use  and support for the farmers, as well as cost savings and
  higher crop yield

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby enacts this act
to evaluate the practicality, costs and benefits of  precision  agricul-
ture  for the state's farmers, as well as the accessibility of broadband
to farmers to facilitate data analysis, and increase the efficiency  and
productivity of farms throughout the state.
  S 2. The commissioner of agriculture and markets, in consultation with
the New York state broadband program office of the empire state develop-
ment corporation, shall compile and issue a report to assess the use and
development  of  precision agriculture in the state and make recommenda-
tions pertaining to any necessary technical  support,  accessibility  of
broadband  with particular focus in rural areas of the state, and a cost
benefit analysis of precision agriculture. The report of the commission-
er shall include, but not be limited to:
  (a) definitions of precision agriculture and site-specific farming;
  (b) statistics of use by farmers in the state;
  (c) statistics of crop yields with the use of precision agriculture as
compared to traditional methods;
  (d) statistics of rural broadband availability, with particular empha-
sis on agricultural land;
  (e) availability of suitable global positioning services;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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