senate Bill S4900

Vetoed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2017 vetoed memo.167
Oct 11, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 24, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.420
substituted for a5060
Mar 22, 2017 referred to agriculture
Mar 21, 2017 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.451
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 03, 2017 referred to agriculture

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S4900 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5060
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: S5377
2015-2016: S1824, S7011, A9536

S4900 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4900 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4900 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4900

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  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-f to read as follows:
  2-F. AID IN EFFORTS SUPPORTING THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF VIABLE AGRI-
CULTURAL  LAND  FROM  EXISTING OWNERS TO NEW OWNERS AND OPERATORS, ESPE-
CIALLY BEGINNING FARMERS.
  § 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.
  §  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

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

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