senate Bill S6610

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Adds rent, building expenses and the cost of utilities to the items for which the state will provide 50% reimbursement to soil and water conservation districts

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 03, 2016 advanced to third reading
Apr 12, 2016 2nd report cal.
Apr 11, 2016 1st report cal.567
Feb 01, 2016 referred to environmental conservation


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S6610 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-a, Cons Dists L

S6610 - Summary

Adds rent, building expenses and the cost of utilities to the items for which the state will provide 50% reimbursement to soil and water conservation districts.

S6610 - Sponsor Memo

S6610 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2016

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, YOUNG, AKSHAR, O'MARA, ORTT, VALESKY -- (at
  request  of  the  Legislative  Commission  on Rural Resources) -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  soil  and  water conservation districts law, in
  relation to designating  rent,  building  expenses  and  utilities  as
  expenses which are reimbursable by the state


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 11-a of the  soil
and  water  conservation districts law, as amended by chapter 316 of the
laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Reimburse each soil and water conservation district to the  extent
of  fifty  percent  of the amount expended by the district for the items
specified in this paragraph, up to sixty thousand dollars  per  district
in  any  fiscal  year. Reimbursement pursuant to this paragraph shall be
limited to: expenditures for the employment of conservation field  tech-
nicians or district managers[,]; RENT, BUILDING EXPENSES AND THE COST OF
UTILITIES; and the purchase of supplies and equipment related to [these]
SUCH  positions,  for  the purpose of supervising or providing technical
assistance for the establishment and implementation of  soil  and  water
conservation  practices  in  accordance  with programs undertaken by the
district. At the end of each calendar year, verified and detailed claims
for such reimbursement shall be submitted to the state  soil  and  water
conservation  committee  in  such  form  and  manner and containing such
information as the state soil  and  water  conservation  committee,  the
commissioner  of  agriculture  and markets and the state comptroller may
require. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  the  soil
and water conservation district of New York city shall be considered the
equivalent  of  five  districts  when  reimbursed in accordance with the
provisions of this paragraph.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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