senate Bill S947A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers for products grown, harvested or produced within the state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2014 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 11, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 10, 2014 1st report cal.243
Jan 29, 2014 print number 947a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 25, 2013 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2013 1st report cal.210
Jan 09, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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Mar 10, 2014 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S947A
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0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Mar 10, 2014

Mar 18, 2013 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S947
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S947 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5501A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§852 & 854, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4240A
2009-2010: S705

S947 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers for products grown, harvested or produced within the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S947

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing industrial
development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural producers

PURPOSE:
This bill authorizes industrial development agencies (IDAs) to provide
technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers that
grow, harvest or produce agricultural products in this state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends the legislative intent section of General Municipal
Law section 852 to authorize IDAs to actively promote, attract,
encourage and develop agricultural industries that are based in New
York State.

Sections 2: Amends General Municipal Law section 854(4) to include
"agricultural" projects within the definition of projects that can be
assisted by local IDAs.

Section 3: Amends General Municipal Law section 854 to add subdivision
21 to define "agriculture" and "agricultural" products for the
purposes of including such terms within the definition of projects
that can be assisted by IDAs.

Section 4: Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:
Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support
to manufacturers, processors and warehousers of agricultural
products, but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest or
collect such agricultural products.

JUSTIFICATION:
Agriculture is one of the largest industries based in New York State
both in terms of acreage devoted to this activity and employment
opportunities provided. Particularly in Upstate New York,
agricultural producers provide much needed employment and the real
property tax base that supports municipal government finances. This
bill expands the authorization of already existing IDAs, many of
which are county IDAs located in rural areas, to help these agencies
promote job growth in industries that these rural areas already have
specialized in such as fruit cultivation, raising of beef and other
animals, and other agricultural pursuits. Many rural areas of the
state need additional tools in which to promote economic growth for
their communities. This measure should give rural areas of the state
another tool in which to increase job opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.853A of 2005/2006
S.238 of 2007/2008
S.705 of 2009/2010
S.4240-A of 2011/2012


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                   947

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LARKIN,  CARLUCCI,  DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, O'MARA,
  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
  industrial development agencies to provide assistance to  agricultural
  producers

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

  Section 1. The first undesignated paragraph  of  section  852  of  the
general municipal law, as amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 2005, is
amended to read as follows:
  It  is  hereby  declared to be the policy of this state to promote the
economic welfare, recreation opportunities and prosperity of its  inhab-
itants  and  to  actively promote, attract, encourage and develop recre-
ation, economically sound commerce [and], industry AND AGRICULTURE,  and
economically  sound  projects  identified  and called for to implement a
state heritage area management plan as provided in title G of the parks,
recreation and historic preservation law through governmental action for
the purpose of preventing unemployment and economic deterioration by the
creation of industrial development agencies which are hereby declared to
be governmental agencies and instrumentalities  and  to  grant  to  such
industrial  development  agencies the rights and powers provided in this
article.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 854 of the  general  municipal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  478  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  (4) "Project" - shall mean any land, any building  or  other  improve-
ment,  and  all real and personal properties located within the state of
New York and within or outside or partially within and partially outside
the municipality for whose benefit the agency  was  created,  including,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04217-01-3

S. 947                              2

but  not  limited  to,  machinery, equipment and other facilities deemed
necessary or desirable in connection therewith, or  incidental  thereto,
whether  or  not  now in existence or under construction, which shall be
suitable  for  manufacturing,  warehousing,  research,  commercial [or],
industrial OR AGRICULTURAL purposes or other economically sound purposes
identified and called for to implement a state designated urban cultural
park management plan as provided in title G of the parks, recreation and
historic preservation law and which may include or  mean  an  industrial
pollution  control  facility,  a  recreation  facility,  educational  or
cultural facility, a horse racing facility, a railroad  facility  or  an
automobile  racing  facility, provided, however, no agency shall use its
funds in respect of any project wholly or partially outside the  munici-
pality  for  whose  benefit  the  agency  was  created without the prior
consent thereto by the governing body or bodies of all the other munici-
palities in which a part or parts of  the  project  is,  or  is  to  be,
located.
  S  3.  Section 854 of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
  (21) "AGRICULTURE" OR "AGRICULTURAL" -  SHALL  MEAN  AND  INCLUDE  THE
PRODUCTION OF ANY AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, FLORICULTURAL OR AQUACUL-
TURAL  PRODUCT  OF  THE  SOIL OR WATER THAT HAS BEEN GROWN, HARVESTED OR
PRODUCED WITHIN THE STATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRUITS,  VEGETA-
BLES,  EGGS, DAIRY PRODUCTS, MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS, POULTRY AND POULTRY
PRODUCTS, FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS, GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS, HONEY, NUTS,
PRESERVES, MAPLE SAP PRODUCTS, APPLE CIDER, AND FRUIT JUICE AND INCLUDES
THE COMMERCIAL RAISING, SHEARING, FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF ANIMALS ON A
FARM OR RANCH.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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S947A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5501A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§852 & 854, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4240A
2009-2010: S705

S947A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes industrial development agencies to provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers for products grown, harvested or produced within the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S947A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to authorizing industrial development agencies to provide assistance
to agricultural producers

PURPOSE:

This bill authorizes industrial development agencies (IDAs) to provide
technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers that
grow, harvest or produce agricultural products in this state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the legislative intent section of General Municipal
Law section 852 to authorize IDAs to actively promote, attract,
encourage and develop agricultural industries that are based in New
York State.

Sections 2: Amends General Municipal Law section 854(4) to include
"agricultural" projects within the definition of projects that can be
assisted by local IDAs.

Section 3: Amends General Municipal Law section 854 to add subdivision
21 to define "agriculture" and "agricultural" products for the
purposes of including such terms within the definition of projects
that can be assisted by IDAs.

Section 4: Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:

Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support
to manufacturers, processors and warehousers of agricultural products,
but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest or collect
such agricultural products.

JUSTIFICATION:

Agriculture is one of the largest industries based in New York State
both in terms of acreage devoted to this activity and employment
opportunities provided. Particularly in Upstate New York, agricultural
producers provide much needed employment and the real property tax
base that supports municipal government finances. This bill expands
the authorization of already existing IDAs, many of which are county
IDAs located in rural areas, to help these agencies promote job growth
in industries that these rural areas already have specialized in such
as fruit cultivation, raising of beef and other animals, and other
agricultural pursuits. Many rural areas of the state need additional
tools in which to promote economic growth for their communities. This
measure should give rural areas of the state another tool in which to
increase job opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.853A of 2005/2006
S.238 of 2007/2008


S.705 of 2009/2010
S.4240-A of 2011/2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediate.

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

                                 947--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LARKIN,  BONACIC, CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ,
  O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection  in  accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  industrial  development agencies to provide assistance to agricultural
  producers

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

  Section  1.  The  first  undesignated  paragraph of section 852 of the
general municipal law, as amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 2005, is
amended to read as follows:
  It is hereby declared to be the policy of this state  to  promote  the
economic  welfare, recreation opportunities and prosperity of its inhab-
itants and to actively promote, attract, encourage  and  develop  recre-
ation,  economically sound commerce [and], industry AND AGRICULTURE, and
economically sound projects identified and called  for  to  implement  a
state heritage area management plan as provided in title G of the parks,
recreation and historic preservation law through governmental action for
the purpose of preventing unemployment and economic deterioration by the
creation of industrial development agencies which are hereby declared to
be  governmental  agencies  and  instrumentalities  and to grant to such
industrial development agencies the rights and powers provided  in  this
article.
  S  2.  Subdivision  4  of section 854 of the general municipal law, as
amended by section 6 of part J of chapter 59 of the  laws  of  2013,  is
amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04217-02-4

S. 947--A                           2

  (4)  "Project"  -  shall mean any land, any building or other improve-
ment, and all real and personal properties located within the  state  of
New York and within or outside or partially within and partially outside
the  municipality  for  whose benefit the agency was created, including,
but  not  limited  to,  machinery, equipment and other facilities deemed
necessary or desirable in connection therewith, or  incidental  thereto,
whether  or  not  now in existence or under construction, which shall be
suitable for  manufacturing,  warehousing,  research,  commercial  [or],
industrial OR AGRICULTURAL purposes or other economically sound purposes
identified and called for to implement a state designated urban cultural
park management plan as provided in title G of the parks, recreation and
historic  preservation  law  and which may include or mean an industrial
pollution  control  facility,  a  recreation  facility,  educational  or
cultural  facility,  a  horse racing facility, a railroad facility or an
automobile racing facility, provided, however, no agency shall  use  its
funds  or  provide financial assistance in respect of any project wholly
or partially outside the municipality for whose benefit the  agency  was
created  without  the  prior  consent  thereto  by the governing body or
bodies of all the other municipalities in which a part or parts  of  the
project  is,  or  is  to  be,  located,  and such portion of the project
located outside such municipality  for  whose  benefit  the  agency  was
created  shall be contiguous with the portion of the project inside such
municipality.
  S 3. Section 854 of the general municipal law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
  (21)  "AGRICULTURE"  OR  "AGRICULTURAL"  -  SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE THE
PRODUCTION OF ANY AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, FLORICULTURAL OR AQUACUL-
TURAL PRODUCT OF THE SOIL OR WATER THAT HAS  BEEN  GROWN,  HARVESTED  OR
PRODUCED  WITHIN THE STATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRUITS, VEGETA-
BLES, EGGS, DAIRY PRODUCTS, MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS, POULTRY AND  POULTRY
PRODUCTS, FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS, GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS, HONEY, NUTS,
PRESERVES, MAPLE SAP PRODUCTS, APPLE CIDER, AND FRUIT JUICE AND INCLUDES
THE COMMERCIAL RAISING, SHEARING, FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF ANIMALS ON A
FARM OR RANCH.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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