assembly Bill A10276

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 24, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 19, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.774
Apr 17, 2018 reported
reported referred to codes
Apr 10, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

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A10276 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8170
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง17-2104, En Con L

A10276 - Summary

Relates to the sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer; prohibits the sale or use of fertilizer in Nassau or Suffolk counties other than low nitrogen fertilizer; requires the department of environmental conservation to report to the governor and legislature regarding expanding the prohibition to other areas of the state.

A10276 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10276

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, THIELE, PELLEGRINO, D'URSO -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 17-2104 to read as follows:
S 17-2104. SALE OR USE OF NITROGEN FERTILIZER RESTRICTED.
  1.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LOW NITROGEN FERTILIZER" SHALL
MEAN FERTILIZER CONTAINING NOT MORE  THAN  TWELVE  PERCENT  NITROGEN  BY
WEIGHT, OF WHICH AT LEAST HALF MUST BE WATER INSOLUBLE NITROGEN, COMMON-
LY REFERRED TO AS SLOW RELEASE NITROGEN.
  2.  NO  PERSON  SHALL  APPLY OR AUTHORIZE ANY PERSON BY WAY OF SERVICE
CONTRACT OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT TO APPLY IN NASSAU OR SUFFOLK  COUNTY  ANY
FERTILIZER  ON  LAWN  OR  NON-AGRICULTURAL TURF, OTHER THAN LOW NITROGEN
FERTILIZER.
  3. BEGINNING DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  NINETEEN,  RETAILERS
IN  NASSAU  AND/OR  SUFFOLK COUNTY SHALL SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE ONLY LOW
NITROGEN FERTILIZER.
  4. NOTHING IN THIS TITLE SHALL IMPAIR OR SUPERSEDE  THE  AUTHORITY  OF
THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS PURSUANT TO ARTICLES TEN AND
TWENTY-FIVE-AA OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  S  2.  No  later  than  June  1, 2020, the department of environmental
conservation shall prepare a report  to  the  governor  and  legislature
regarding  expanding  the  sales  and  use  prohibition on high nitrogen
fertilizer in other areas of the state.
  S 3. This act shall take effect December 31, 2019; provided,  however,
that  persons  may continue to use non-conforming nitrogen fertilizer on
lawn and non-agricultural turf after December 31, 2019 if such fertiliz-
er was purchased prior to such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15123-02-8

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