senate Bill S7453

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to collecting samples of diseased bees or hives for testing and analysis and requiring the apiary industry advisory committee to prepare a report regarding bee populations

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May 15, 2014 referred to agriculture

S7453 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง174 & 169-d, Ag & Mkts L

S7453 - Summary

Relates to collecting samples of diseased bees or hives for testing and analysis and requiring the apiary industry advisory committee to prepare a report regarding bee populations.

S7453 - Sponsor Memo

S7453 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7453

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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  bee
  diseases

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "honeybee
infectious disease verification and eradication (HIVE) act".
  S  2.  Section  174  of  the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS BEES OR  HIVES  KNOWN  OR  DETERMINED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  TO  BE  INFESTED WITH, OR EXPOSED TO, CONTAGIOUS OR INFEC-
TIOUS DISEASES SHALL CAUSE SUCH SAMPLES OF SUCH  BEES  OR  HIVES  TO  BE
PLACED  IN  A  SEALED CONTAINER TO BE HELD FOR COLLECTION BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER OR HIS OR HER DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES.  THE  COMMISSIONER
OR HIS OR HER DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL COLLECT SUCH SAMPLES
FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF TESTING, ANALYSIS AND RECORD-KEEPING.  THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL MAINTAIN DATA ON, AS A MINIMUM, THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) THE DATE SUCH SAMPLES WERE ACQUIRED;
  (B) THE LOCATION FROM WHICH SUCH SAMPLES WERE ACQUIRED;
  (C) THE ORIGIN OF THE HIVE FROM WHICH  SUCH  SAMPLES  DERIVE  AND  ALL
LOCATIONS OF SUCH HIVE WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS;
  (D) THE CHAIN OF CUSTODY THE HIVE FROM WHICH SUCH SAMPLES DERIVE;
  (E) THE TYPE OF DISEASE OR DISEASES IDENTIFIED IN THE SAMPLES;
  (F)  THE  NAME  AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE PERSON OR BUSINESS THAT
SUPPLIED SUCH SAMPLES; AND
  (G) ANY FURTHER INFORMATION DEEMED NECESSARY BY  THE  APIARY  INDUSTRY
ADVISORY  COMMITTEE  AND/OR THE COMMISSIONER TO ASSESS THE HEALTH OF THE
WILD AND CAPTIVE HONEY BEE POPULATIONS IN THE STATE.
  S 3. Section 169-d of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  THE  ADVISORY  COMMITTEE  SHALL  PREPARE  A REPORT ON THE WILD AND
CAPTIVE HONEY BEE POPULATION IN THE STATE. SUCH REPORT SHALL ADDRESS  NO
FEWER THAN THE FOLLOWING ISSUES RELATED TO SUCH BEE POPULATIONS:

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

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