senate Bill S5309B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the inspection and sale of seeds, agricultural liming materials and commercial fertilizer

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Current Bill Status Via A10803 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 24, 2018 signed chap.253
Aug 13, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1835
substituted for s5309b
Jun 20, 2018 substituted by a10803
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1835
Jun 05, 2018 reported and committed to rules
May 09, 2018 print number 5309b
May 09, 2018 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2017 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 13, 2017 amended on third reading 5309a
May 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2017 1st report cal.777
Mar 20, 2017 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jun 18, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S5309B
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5309B
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2018

May 9, 2017 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5309
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5309 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10803
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ag & Mkts L, generally

S5309 - Summary

Relates to the inspection and sale of seeds, agricultural liming materials and commercial fertilizer.

S5309 - Sponsor Memo

S5309 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5309

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. RITCHIE -- (at request of the Department of Agricul-
  ture and Markets) -- 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, in relation to the
  inspection and  sale  of  seeds,  agricultural  liming  materials  and
  commercial fertilizer

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 7 of section 136 of the agriculture  and
markets  law,  subdivision 2 as added by chapter 631 of the laws of 1955
and subdivision 7 as amended by chapter 592 of the  laws  of  2003,  are
amended to read as follows:
  2.  The  term  "seed"  means  botanical  structures  used for planting
purposes and commonly referred to as  "seed"  within  this  state.  This
includes  POTATO  tubers  [of  the  Irish  potato]  when such tubers are
represented as being suitable for planting purposes.
  7. The term "noxious weed seeds" [includes seeds of bindweed  (Convol-
vulus  arvensis), quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), Canada thistle (Cirsium
arvense), bedstraw (Galium spp.), dodder (Cuscuta  spp.),  horse  nettle
(Solanum  carolinense),  wild  onion (Allium canadense and A.  vineale),
corn cockle  (Agrostemma  githago),  and  Russian  knapweed  (Acroptilon
repens)]  ARE  THOSE  WEED  SEEDS WHICH ARE OBJECTIONABLE IN AGRICULTURE
CROPS, LAWNS, AND GARDENS OF THIS STATE AND WHICH CAN BE  CONTROLLED  BY
GOOD  AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES OR THE USE OF HERBICIDES. NOXIOUS WEEDS AND
THE NUMBER OF SUCH NOXIOUS WEED SEEDS ALLOWABLE PER POUND OF SEED  SHALL
BE ESTABLISHED IN REGULATION BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  S  2.  Section  136  of  the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "MULCH" MEANS A PROTECTIVE  COVERING  OF  ANY  SUITABLE  SUBSTANCE
PLACED  WITH  SEED  WHICH  ACTS TO RETAIN SUFFICIENT MOISTURE TO SUPPORT
SEED GERMINATION AND SUSTAIN  EARLY  SEEDLING  GROWTH  AND  AID  IN  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09975-03-7

S5309A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10803
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ag & Mkts L, generally

S5309A - Summary

Relates to the inspection and sale of seeds, agricultural liming materials and commercial fertilizer.

S5309A - Sponsor Memo

S5309A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5309--A
    Cal. No. 777

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. RITCHIE -- (at request of the Department of Agricul-
  ture and Markets) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
  to  be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- reported favorably
  from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to  a
  third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  inspection  and  sale  of  seeds,  agricultural  liming  materials and
  commercial fertilizer

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 2 and 7 of section 136 of the agriculture and
markets law, subdivision 2 as added by chapter 631 of the laws  of  1955
and  subdivision  7  as  amended by chapter 592 of the laws of 2003, are
amended to read as follows:
  2. The term  "seed"  means  botanical  structures  used  for  planting
purposes  and  commonly  referred  to  as "seed" within this state. This
includes POTATO tubers [of  the  Irish  potato]  when  such  tubers  are
represented as being suitable for planting purposes.
  7.  The term "noxious weed seeds" [includes seeds of bindweed (Convol-
vulus arvensis), quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), Canada thistle  (Cirsium
arvense),  bedstraw  (Galium  spp.), dodder (Cuscuta spp.), horse nettle
(Solanum carolinense), wild onion (Allium canadense and  A.    vineale),
corn  cockle  (Agrostemma  githago),  and  Russian  knapweed (Acroptilon
repens)] ARE THOSE NOXIOUS WEED SEEDS WHICH ARE OBJECTIONABLE  IN  AGRI-
CULTURE  CROPS,  LAWNS,  AND  GARDENS  OF  THIS  STATE  AND WHICH CAN BE
CONTROLLED BY GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES  OR  THE  USE  OF  HERBICIDES.
NOXIOUS  WEEDS  AND  THE NUMBER OF SUCH NOXIOUS WEED SEEDS ALLOWABLE PER
POUND OF SEED SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN REGULATION BY THE COMMISSIONER  IN
CONSULTATION  WITH  EXPERTS  IN  SEED  CERTIFICATION  INCLUDING, BUT NOT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09975-04-7

S5309B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10803
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ag & Mkts L, generally

S5309B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the inspection and sale of seeds, agricultural liming materials and commercial fertilizer.

S5309B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5309B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5309--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. RITCHIE -- (at request of the Department of Agricul-
  ture and Markets) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
  to  be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- reported favorably
  from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to  a
  third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture 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  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  inspection and  sale  of  seeds,  agricultural  liming  materials  and
  commercial fertilizer

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 7 of section 136 of the agriculture  and
markets  law,  subdivision 2 as added by chapter 631 of the laws of 1955
and subdivision 7 as amended by chapter 592 of the  laws  of  2003,  are
amended to read as follows:
  2.  The  term  "seed"  means  botanical  structures  used for planting
purposes and commonly referred to as  "seed"  within  this  state.  This
includes  POTATO  tubers  [of  the  Irish  potato]  when such tubers are
represented as being suitable for planting purposes.
  7. The term "noxious weed seeds" [includes seeds of bindweed  (Convol-
vulus  arvensis), quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), Canada thistle (Cirsium
arvense), bedstraw (Galium spp.), dodder (Cuscuta  spp.),  horse  nettle
(Solanum  carolinense),  wild  onion (Allium canadense and A.  vineale),
corn cockle  (Agrostemma  githago),  and  Russian  knapweed  (Acroptilon
repens)]  ARE  THOSE NOXIOUS WEED SEEDS WHICH ARE OBJECTIONABLE IN AGRI-
CULTURE CROPS, LAWNS, AND  GARDENS  OF  THIS  STATE  AND  WHICH  CAN  BE
CONTROLLED  BY  GOOD  AGRICULTURAL  PRACTICES  OR THE USE OF HERBICIDES.
NOXIOUS WEEDS AND THE NUMBER OF SUCH NOXIOUS WEED  SEEDS  ALLOWABLE  PER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09975-06-8

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