senate Bill S562

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a real property tax exemption for land of a farm operation which is in the process of being certified for the production of organic crops

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Finance Committee


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 13, 2018 reported and committed to finance
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
ordered to third reading cal.440
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2017 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Feb 13, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S562
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 13, 2018

Mar 21, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S562
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
1
Abstained
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S562 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง305, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3059A
2013-2014: S3910A
2011-2012: S790
2009-2010: S2415A

S562 - Summary

Creates a real property tax exemption for land of a farm operation which is in the process of being certified for the production of organic crops.

S562 - Sponsor Memo

S562 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   562

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to creating
  a real property tax exemption for  land  of  a  farm  operation  being
  certified as organic

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THAT
PORTION OF THE VALUE OF LAND OF A FARM OPERATION WHICH IS IN THE PROCESS
OF BEING CERTIFIED BY AN ORGANIC CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY  ACCREDITED  BY
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ORGAN-
IC  CROPS,  LIVESTOCK  AND  LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM REAL
PROPERTY TAXATION FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THREE YEARS.  THE  LAND  OF
THE  FARM OPERATION SUBJECT TO SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL BE CERTIFIED ORGANIC
AT THE END OF THE THREE YEAR TAX EXEMPTION PERIOD AND SHALL BE  USED  IN
THE  PRODUCTION OF CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  NATIONAL  ORGANIC
PROGRAM  STANDARDS.  THE  LAND  ELIGIBLE  FOR  SUCH  EXEMPTION  SHALL BE
REPORTED TO THE COMMISSIONER WHO MAY ISSUE AN  ANNUAL  REPORT  DETAILING
THE  AMOUNT OF LAND SUBJECT TO SUCH EXEMPTION BEING CONVERTED TO ORGANIC
PRODUCTION AND THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SUCH LAND.
  B. THE LAND ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SHALL NOT IN
ANY ONE YEAR EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ASSESSED  VALUE  OF  SUCH
FARM  OPERATION WHICH IS LOCATED ON LAND USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
WITHIN AN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OR FIFTY PERCENT OF THE  TOTAL  ASSESSED
VALUE  OF  SUCH  FARM  OPERATION ELIGIBLE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL ASSESSMENT
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIX OF  THIS  ARTICLE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05881-01-7

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