senate Bill S5127

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the small farm disaster recovery grant program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2018 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2018 1st report cal.1368
Feb 13, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1721
Jun 06, 2017 reported and committed to rules
May 09, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Mar 09, 2017 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 30, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S5127
37
0
committee
37
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 13, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5127
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

Jun 14, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S5127
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 6, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S5127
37
0
committee
37
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 9, 2017 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5127
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 9, 2017

S5127 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A191
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §325-b, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4521, A7038
2015-2016: S5635, A2457
2019-2020: S271, A1337

S5127 - Summary

Establishes the small farm disaster recovery grant program; provides grants for the purchase and replanting of crops destroyed by natural disaster.

S5127 - Sponsor Memo

S5127 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5127

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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  estab-
  lishing a small farm disaster recovery grant program

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 325-b to read as follows:
  § 325-B. SMALL FARM DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HERE-
BY ESTABLISHED A SMALL FARM DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM TO BE ADMIN-
ISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOP-
MENT CORPORATION.
  2.  THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF TO SMALL
FARMS THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, SMALL FARM SHALL ONLY  INCLUDE  FARMS
THAT  SELL PRODUCE AND HAVE ANNUAL SALES OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
OR LESS.
  4. THE OWNER OF ANY SMALL FARM MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR  A  GRANT
PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT. GRANTS AWARDED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION SHALL BE USED SOLELY FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PURCHASING  AND
REPLANTING CROPS THAT HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY A NATURAL DISASTER.
  5.  THE  COMMISSIONER,  UPON  REVIEW  OF AN OWNER'S APPLICATION, SHALL
DETERMINE IF THE OWNER IS ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE THE DETERMINATION AS TO THE AMOUNT OF  GRANT
THE  SMALL  FARM  OWNER  NEEDS TO REBUILD HIS OR HER CROP, PROVIDED THAT
SUCH AMOUNT SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  6. THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE FUNDED THROUGH ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS  OF  THE
LEGISLATURE OR ANY OTHER FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS  SECTION.  GRANTS SHALL ONLY BE AWARDED BASED UPON THE AVAILABILITY
OF FUNDS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05178-01-7

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