senate Bill S2479

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2018 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 17, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2018 1st report cal.86
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 22, 2017 referred to agriculture
Mar 21, 2017 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 14, 2017 advanced to third reading
Feb 13, 2017 2nd report cal.
Feb 07, 2017 1st report cal.177
Jan 13, 2017 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jan 9, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2479
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2018

Feb 7, 2017 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2479
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Feb 7, 2017

Co-Sponsors

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S2479 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7367
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets

S2479 - Summary

Authorizes and directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York state.

S2479 - Sponsor Memo

S2479 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2479

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to authorize and  direct  the  commissioner  of  agriculture  and
  markets to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farm-
  ing and food production in New York state

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

  Section 1. The commissioner  of  agriculture  and  markets  is  hereby
authorized  and  directed  to study and develop a long-term strategy for
sustaining farming and food  production  in  New  York  state.  At  such
commissioner's  discretion,  the  plan  shall be based on an analysis of
land use, economic trends, market trends, natural resource conservation,
and other factors necessary to develop a forward-looking statewide blue-
print for conserving productive land and  maintaining  the  vitality  of
agricultural production in New York state.
  S  2.  The commissioner of agriculture and markets is directed to give
particular focus to article 25-AA, section 300 et seq., of the  agricul-
ture  and  markets law. Such commissioner should evaluate the efficiency
and thoroughness of past applications of section 308 of article 25-AA of
the agriculture and markets law, and determine if that  section  of  law
has  protected  farmland without allowing section 306 of the agriculture
and markets law's grant of authority to preserve unacceptable practices.
Suggestions for reducing the number of inconclusive "sound  agricultural
practice opinions" should also be included in the report.
  S  3.  The commissioner of agriculture and markets is further directed
to propose programs that encourage: the independent growth of farms less
than 220 total acres in size, or that employ "non-traditional"  diversi-
fied  sustainable  practices, or that have aspects of their business not
directly related to commodity market sales.
  S 4. Such strategy may be developed in consultation with  agricultural
and economic development advisory bodies created or authorized by statue

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07793-01-7

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