senate Bill S8274A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to developing a beekeeper registry program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2018 print number 8274a
Jun 08, 2018 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 05, 2018 reported and committed to rules
Apr 25, 2018 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jun 5, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S8274
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S8274 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §169-d, Ag & Mkts L

S8274 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to developing a beekeeper registry program; provides notification of such program to purchasers of bees and beekeeping equipment so purchasers can voluntarily register.

S8274 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8274 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8274

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 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, in relation to develop-
  ing a beekeeper registry program

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

  Section  1.  Section  169-d  of  the  agricultural  and markets law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. (A) APIARY INDUSTRY REGISTRY. THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH
THE APIARY INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, IS AUTHORIZED TO DEVELOP A BEEK-
EEPER REGISTRY PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPERS,  PART-TIME  BEEKEEPERS
AND  HOBBYIST  BEEKEEPERS. SUCH PROGRAM MAY BE MANAGED BY AN INSTITUTION
OF HIGHER EDUCATION WITH EXPERTISE IN BEEKEEPING  AND  BEE  HEALTH.  THE
PURPOSE  OF SUCH REGISTRY PROGRAM SHALL BE TO MAINTAIN A CENSUS OF BEEK-
EEPERS AND BEEHIVES AND PROVIDE A MEANS OF  COMMUNICATION  TO  AND  FROM
BEEKEEPERS  AND  BEE  RESEARCH PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE FOR MONITORING OF THE
BEE POPULATION IN NEW YORK STATE WITH THE GOAL OF PROTECTING THE  HEALTH
AND WELLBEING OF BEES, PREVENTING DISEASE AND MAINTAINING THE PRODUCTIV-
ITY OF BEES FOR POLLINATION AND HONEY PRODUCTION.
  (B) REGISTRY NOTIFICATION BY SELLERS OF BEES AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT.
AS  PART  OF  A  BEEKEEPER  REGISTRY  PROGRAM DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBDIVISION, ANY PERSON, FIRM, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR  CORPORATION
THAT  SELLS  BEES  AND  BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT TO NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO NEW  YORK  STATE
PURCHASERS OF SUCH BEES OR BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT INFORMING THEM ABOUT THE
BEEKEEPER  REGISTRY  PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PURPOSE
OF SUCH PROGRAM AND HOW SUCH PURCHASERS MAY REGISTER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
completed on or before such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15465-02-8

Co-Sponsors

S8274A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §169-d, Ag & Mkts L

S8274A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to developing a beekeeper registry program; provides notification of such program to purchasers of bees and beekeeping equipment so purchasers can voluntarily register.

S8274A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8274A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8274--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RITCHIE, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Agriculture  --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Rules -- 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 develop-
  ing a beekeeper registry program

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

  Section 1. Section 169-d  of  the  agricultural  and  markets  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. (A) APIARY INDUSTRY REGISTRY. THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH
THE APIARY INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, IS AUTHORIZED TO DEVELOP A BEEK-
EEPER  REGISTRY  PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPERS, PART-TIME BEEKEEPERS
AND HOBBYIST BEEKEEPERS.  THE PURPOSE OF SUCH REGISTRY PROGRAM SHALL  BE
TO  MAINTAIN  A CENSUS OF BEEKEEPERS AND BEEHIVES AND PROVIDE A MEANS OF
COMMUNICATION TO AND  FROM  BEEKEEPERS  AND  BEE  RESEARCH  PROGRAMS  TO
PROVIDE  FOR MONITORING OF THE BEE POPULATION IN NEW YORK STATE WITH THE
GOAL OF PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BEES, PREVENTING  DISEASE
AND  MAINTAINING  THE  PRODUCTIVITY  OF  BEES  FOR POLLINATION AND HONEY
PRODUCTION.
  (B) REGISTRY NOTIFICATION BY SELLERS OF BEES AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT.
AS PART OF A BEEKEEPER  REGISTRY  PROGRAM  DEVELOPED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  ANY PERSON, FIRM, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION
THAT SELLS BEES AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT TO  NEW  YORK  STATE  RESIDENTS
SHALL  BE  ENCOURAGED  TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT'S
BEEKEEPER REGISTRY PROGRAM TO NEW YORK STATE PURCHASERS OF SUCH BEES  OR
BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PURPOSE OF SUCH
PROGRAM AND HOW SUCH PURCHASERS MAY VOLUNTARILY REGISTER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
completed on or before such date.

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

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