assembly Bill A1571

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to access to viable agricultural land for new and beginning farmers

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 26, 2015 tabled
vetoed memo.201
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s1824
May 18, 2015 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 14, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.350
May 12, 2015 reported
Apr 28, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 12, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A1571 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1824
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§16, 309 & 323, add §329-a, Ag & Mkts L; amd §2, Pub Lds L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7002, S5377
2017-2018: S4900, S7841

A1571 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to access to viable agricultural land for new and beginning farmers.

A1571 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1571

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MAGEE, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, BRINDISI, BARRETT -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT  to  amend  the agriculture and markets law and the public lands
  law, in relation to access to viable agricultural  land  for  new  and
  beginning farmers

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

  Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 2-e to read as follows:
  2-E. AID IN EFFORTS SUPPORTING THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF VIABLE AGRI-
CULTURAL LAND FROM EXISTING OWNERS TO NEW OWNERS  AND  OPERATORS,  ESPE-
CIALLY BEGINNING FARMERS.
  S  2. Subdivision 5 of section 309 of the agriculture and markets law,
as added by chapter 79 of the laws  of  1980,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5.  The  advisory council on agriculture shall advise the commissioner
and other state agency heads on state  government  plans,  policies  and
programs  affecting  farming and the agricultural industry of this state
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ADVICE REGARDING TAX,  FINANCIAL  ASSIST-
ANCE  AND  OTHER  POLICIES  AND PROGRAMS THAT COULD ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF
BEGINNING FARMERS AND ISSUES RELATED TO TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF  FARMS.
Concerned  state  agencies  shall  be  encouraged to establish a working
relationship with the council and shall fully cooperate with the council
in any requests it shall make.
  S 3. Subdivision 6 of section 323 of the agriculture and markets  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  150 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as
follows:
  6. reporting biennially to the governor and the legislature  regarding
the  activities of the commissioner, INCLUDING EFFORTS TO ENHANCE ACCESS
TO VIABLE AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR NEW AND BEGINNING FARMERS, the types  of
technical  assistance  rendered  to  county  agricultural  and  farmland
protection boards, municipalities, soil and water conservation districts
and not-for-profit conservation organizations, and the need  to  protect
the state's agricultural economy and land resources.