senate Bill S7841

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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May 01, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2018 referred to agriculture

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May 1, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S7841
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Absent
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 1, 2018

S7841 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S7841 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7841 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7841 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7841

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2018
                               ___________

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 OR LEASE OF
VIABLE AGRICULTURAL LAND FROM EXISTING OWNERS TO NEW OWNERS  AND  OPERA-
TORS, ESPECIALLY 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 THE TRANSFER OR LEASE OF  OWNER-
SHIP  OF FARMS.   Concerned state agencies shall be encouraged to estab-
lish 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
protection boards, municipalities, soil and water conservation districts
and  not-for-profit  conservation organizations, and the need to protect
the state's agricultural economy and land resources.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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