senate Bill S6339

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to guidelines for pollinator protection

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status Via - Signed by Governor


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (15)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 07, 2018 approval memo.9
signed chap.399
Nov 26, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 04, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.668
substituted for s6339a
Jun 04, 2018 substituted by a8083a
Mar 22, 2018 advanced to third reading
Mar 21, 2018 2nd report cal.
Mar 20, 2018 1st report cal.668
Feb 28, 2018 print number 6339a
Feb 28, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
May 11, 2017 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S6339 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-A §520, Ag & Mkts L

S6339 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to develop guidelines for vegetation management plans to be used by persons or corporations that make claims that they provide pollinator protection.

S6339 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6339 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6339

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

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, in relation to creating
  a solar array pollinator benefit program

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "solar array pollinator benefit program".
  § 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new  arti-
cle 29-A to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 29-A
                       POLLINATOR SUPPORT PROGRAM
SECTION 520. SOLAR ARRAY POLLINATOR BENEFIT PROGRAM.
  §  520. SOLAR  ARRAY  POLLINATOR  BENEFIT  PROGRAM. 1. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "POLLINATOR" MEANS AN INSECT OR BIRD THAT  POLLINATES  VEGETATION,
AND SHALL INCLUDE WILD AND MANAGED INSECTS.
  (B) "NATIVE PERENNIAL VEGETATION" MEANS NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, FORBS, AND
GRASSES  THAT  SERVE  AS HABITAT, FORAGE, AND MIGRATORY WAY STATIONS FOR
POLLINATORS, AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PROHIBITED OR REGULATED  INVASIVE
SPECIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (C)  "SOLAR SITE" MEANS A GROUND-MOUNTED SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM THAT IS A
MINIMUM OF ONE ACRE IN SIZE.
  (D) "OWNER" MEANS A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITY THAT  HAS  A  CONTROLLING
INTEREST  IN  THE  SOLAR  SITE  OR  THE  LAND ON WHICH THE SOLAR SITE IS
LOCATED.
  (E) "VEGETATION  MANAGEMENT  PLAN"  MEANS  A  PLANNING  DOCUMENT  THAT
INCLUDES  SHORT-  AND  LONG-TERM  SITE  MANAGEMENT  PRACTICES  THAT WILL
PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN NATIVE PERENNIAL VEGETATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11674-02-7

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S6339A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-A §520, Ag & Mkts L

S6339A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to develop guidelines for vegetation management plans to be used by persons or corporations that make claims that they provide pollinator protection.

S6339A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6339A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6339--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RITCHIE, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, BAILEY, BROOKS, FUNKE,
  HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, MARCELLINO,  VALESKY  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture 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  guide-
  lines for pollinator protection

  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 49 to read as follows:
  49. DEVELOP, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION  AND  INSTITUTIONS  OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION WITH EXPERTISE IN
POLLINATOR PROTECTION,  MINIMUM  GUIDELINES  FOR  VEGETATION  MANAGEMENT
PLANS USED BY ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION OR OTHER
ORGANIZED GROUP OF PERSONS WHO MAKE PUBLIC CLAIMS THAT THEIR PROPERTY OR
COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE ON A PROPERTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOLAR
ELECTRIC GENERATING SYSTEMS, IS POLLINATOR FRIENDLY OR PROVIDES BENEFITS
AND  PROTECTION  TO  POLLINATORS. SUCH GUIDELINES SHALL PROVIDE GUIDANCE
FOR SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT  PROVIDE
AND MAINTAIN NATIVE PERENNIAL VEGETATION TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-
BEING OF POLLINATORS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PERCENTAGE OF THE
PROPERTY THAT MAY BE COVERED WITH NATIVE PERENNIAL VEGETATION; THE TYPE,
AMOUNT,  AND  DIVERSITY OF NATIVE PERENNIAL VEGETATION THAT MAY BE MAIN-
TAINED ON THE PROPERTY; THE NUMBER OF SEASONS AND THE MINIMUM NUMBER  OF
SPECIES OF NATIVE PERENNIAL VEGETATION THAT MAY BE IN BLOOM; MAINTENANCE
PRACTICES  TO  BE USED; THE USE OF PESTICIDES; THE WIDTH AND COMPOSITION
OF BUFFERS ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY; AND  ANY  OTHER  GUIDELINES  ESTAB-
LISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO
RESTRICT  ANY FARMING PRACTICES BY ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP,

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.