senate Bill S6880A

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the beginning farmer revolving loan fund program

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9288 - Vetoed by Governor


  • 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.502
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1623
substituted for s6880a
Jun 10, 2014 substituted by a9288a
Jun 19, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1623
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 16, 2014 print number 6880a
amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Mar 25, 2014 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

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S6880 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9288A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §328, add §330-a, Ag & Mkts L

S6880 - Summary

Relates to the beginning farmer revolving loan program.

S6880 - Sponsor Memo

S6880 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6880

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, BALL, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY, GALLI-
  VAN, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LIBOUS,  LITTLE,  MARCHIONE,
  MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG
  -- 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 the
  young farmer revolving loan fund program

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

  Section  1.  Section 328 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. "YOUNG FARMER" SHALL MEAN A FARMER WHO HAS NOT PRODUCED  AN  "AGRI-
CULTURAL  PRODUCT" AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION, FOR MORE THAN TEN CONSEC-
UTIVE YEARS, AND WHO WILL MATERIALLY AND  SUBSTANTIALLY  PARTICIPATE  IN
THE PRODUCTION OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT.
  S  2.  The  agriculture  and  markets  law  is amended by adding a new
section 330-a to read as follows:
  S 330-A. YOUNG FARMER REVOLVING  LOAN  PROGRAM.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  ESTABLISH  AND  MAINTAIN A YOUNG FARMER REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM TO
PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO  BEGINNING  FARMERS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
PRESERVING  FARMLAND  AS A WORKING AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE AND TO PROVIDE
OPEN SPACE BENEFITS FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF  THE  STATE.  PROPERLY  MANAGED
FARMLAND  HAS  BEEN  DEMONSTRATED  TO BE THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL USAGE OF
LAND FOR WATERSHED PROTECTION, SO IT IS IN  THE  BEST  INTEREST  OF  THE
STATE  TO  MAINTAIN  AGRICULTURAL  LAND.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE LOW
INTEREST LOANS TO BEGINNING FARMERS AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEEM TO BE
ELIGIBLE PURSUANT TO RULE OR REGULATION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING ESTAB-
LISHING:
  A. AN APPLICATION PROCESS WHEREBY YOUNG FARMERS MAY APPLY FOR LOANS;
  B. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING A YOUNG FARMER'S ELIGIBILITY
FOR A LOAN;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13525-01-4

Co-Sponsors

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S6880A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9288A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §328, add §330-a, Ag & Mkts L

S6880A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the beginning farmer revolving loan program.

S6880A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6880A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6880--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, BALL, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY, GALLI-
  VAN, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LIBOUS,  LITTLE,  MARCHIONE,
  MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH, SEWARD, VALESKY, 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

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  beginning farmer revolving loan fund program

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

  Section 1. Section 328 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  "BEGINNING  FARMER"  SHALL  MEAN  A FARMER WHO HAS NOT PRODUCED AN
"AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT" AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION,  FOR  MORE  THAN  TEN
CONSECUTIVE YEARS, AND WHO WILL MATERIALLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY PARTICIPATE
IN  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  AN  AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT WITHIN A REGION OF THE
STATE.
  S 2. The agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 330-a to read as follows:
  S  330-A. BEGINNING FARMER REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A BEGINNING FARMER REVOLVING  LOAN  PROGRAM
TO  PROVIDE  LOW INTEREST LOANS TO BEGINNING FARMERS FOR THE PURPOSES OF
SUPPORTING BEGINNING FARMERS, ENCOURAGING THE GROWTH OF SMALL  AGRIBUSI-
NESS,  PRESERVING  FARMLAND  AS  A  WORKING  AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE, AND
PROVIDING OPEN SPACE BENEFITS FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF THE  STATE.  PROPERLY
MANAGED  FARMLAND  HAS  BEEN  DEMONSTRATED  TO BE THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL
USAGE OF LAND FOR WATERSHED PROTECTION, SO IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF
THE STATE TO MAINTAIN AGRICULTURAL LAND. SUCH PROGRAM  SHALL,  FROM  ANY
APPROPRIATION  MADE  AVAILABLE  FOR  THIS  PURPOSE, PROVIDE LOW INTEREST
LOANS TO BEGINNING FARMERS AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEEM TO BE ELIGIBLE
PURSUANT TO RULE OR REGULATION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING ESTAB-
LISHING:

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

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