senate Bill S6889

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides a real property tax exemption for protected agricultural land used for food production

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S6889 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9172
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง481-a, RPT L

S6889 - Summary

Provides a real property tax exemption for protected agricultural land used for food production; defines the terms "agricultural land" and "food production."

S6889 - Sponsor Memo

S6889 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6889                                                  A. 9172

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Real Property Taxation

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation  to  providing  a
  real  property  tax  exemption for protected agricultural land use for
  food production

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

  Section  1.  The  real  property  tax  law  is amended by adding a new
section 481-a to read as follows:
  S 481-A.  TAXATION  OF  PROTECTED  AGRICULTURAL  LAND  USED  FOR  FOOD
PRODUCTION. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "PROTECTED  AGRICULTURAL  LAND"  SHALL  MEAN LAND ENCUMBERED BY A
CONSERVATION EASEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN OF THE
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW OR TITLE THREE OF ARTICLE FORTY-NINE OF THE  ENVI-
RONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, WHERE SUCH EASEMENT PROVIDES (I) AN AFFIRMA-
TIVE  DUTY  TO FARM THE PROTECTED AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR FOOD PRODUCTION;
(II) SUCH LAND MAY ONLY BE SOLD TO ANOTHER BONA FIDE FARMER  ENGAGED  IN
FOOD  PRODUCTION;  (III)  SUCH LAND MAY ONLY BE SOLD AT ITS AGRICULTURAL
VALUE FOR FOOD PRODUCTION; AND (IV) SUCH  LAND  IS  SUBJECT  TO  A  PLAN
PURSUANT TO THE STATE AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
  (B)  "FOOD  PRODUCTION" SHALL MEAN THE PRODUCTION OF: (I) FIELD CROPS,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CORN, WHEAT, OATS, RYE, BARLEY, HAY,  POTA-
TOES  AND DRY BEANS. FRUITS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO APPLES, PEACH-
ES, GRAPES, CHERRIES AND BERRIES; (II)  VEGETABLES,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO  TOMATOES,  SNAP BEANS, CABBAGE, CARROTS, BEETS, AND ONIONS;
(III) LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO
CATTLE,  SHEEP,  HOGS, GOATS, POULTRY, FARMED DEER, FARMED BUFFALO, MILK
AND EGGS; (IV) MAPLE SAP; AND (V) AQUACULTURE  PRODUCTS,  INCLUDING  BUT
NOT LIMITED TO FISH, FISH PRODUCTS, WATER PLANTS AND SHELLFISH.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14086-01-4

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