senate Bill S8362

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes agricultural and farmland protection programs

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Current Bill Status Via A10301 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2018 signed chap.158
Jul 19, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2119
substituted for s8362a
Jun 20, 2018 substituted by a10301b
ordered to third reading cal.2119
Jun 05, 2018 print number 8362a
Jun 05, 2018 amend and recommit to rules
reported and committed to rules
May 03, 2018 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jun 20, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S8362A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S8362
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2018

aye wr (1)

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S8362 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§321, 322 & 325, Ag & Mkts L

S8362 - Summary

Includes the use of farmer-purchased farmland protection agreements in the commissioner's evaluation of applications for funding for agricultural protection plans.

S8362 - Sponsor Memo

S8362 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8362

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 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  the
  acquisition of agricultural preservation restrictions

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

  Section 1.  Section 321 of the agriculture and markets law,  as  added
by chapter 797 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  S 321. Statement  of  legislative  findings  and  intent. It is hereby
found and declared  that  agricultural  lands  are  irreplaceable  state
assets.  In  an  effort to maintain the economic viability, and environ-
mental and landscape preservation values  associated  with  agriculture,
the state must explore ways to sustain the state's valuable farm economy
and  TO  PROTECT  AND  INVEST IN THE PEOPLE AND the land base associated
with it. External pressures on farm stability such as population  growth
in  non-metropolitan  areas  and  public infrastructure development, AND
NON-AGRICULTURAL INTEREST IN  PROTECTED  FARMLAND,  pose  a  significant
threat to farm operations, yet are the pressures over which farmers have
the  least control. Local initiatives in agricultural protection policy,
facilitated by the agricultural districts program established in article
twenty-five-AA of this chapter, have proved effective as a basic step in
addressing these pressures.  In an effort to encourage further  develop-
ment  of agricultural and farmland protection programs, and to recognize
both the crucial role that local government plays  in  developing  these
strategies,  plus  the state constitutional directive to the legislature
to provide for the protection of agricultural  lands,  it  is  therefore
declared  the policy of the state to promote local initiatives for agri-
cultural and farmland protection.
  S 2. Section 322 of the agriculture and  markets  law  is  amended  by
adding four new subdivisions 6, 7, 8, and 9 to read as follows:
  6.  "AFFORDABILITY  PROVISION"  MEANS  A  PREEMPTIVE PURCHASE RIGHT OR
OTHER PROVISIONS INCLUDED IN AN AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT OR IN
AN ADDENDUM THERETO, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO  ENSURE  THAT  PROTECTED
FARMLAND IS AFFORDABLE TO QUALIFIED FARMERS.

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

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S8362A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§321, 322 & 325, Ag & Mkts L

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes the use of farmer-purchased farmland protection agreements in the commissioner's evaluation of applications for funding for agricultural protection plans.

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8362--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, VALESKY -- 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 the
  acquisition of agricultural preservation restrictions

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

  Section  1.   Section 321 of the agriculture and markets law, as added
by chapter 797 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  S 321. Statement of legislative findings  and  intent.  It  is  hereby
found  and  declared  that  agricultural  lands  are irreplaceable state
assets. In an effort to maintain the economic  viability,  and  environ-
mental  and  landscape  preservation values associated with agriculture,
the state must explore ways to sustain the state's valuable farm economy
and TO PROTECT FARM OPERATIONS AND the land  base  associated  with  it.
External  pressures  on farm stability such as population growth in non-
metropolitan areas, LACK OF ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE  FARMLAND,  and  public
infrastructure development pose a significant threat to farm operations,
yet  are  the pressures over which farmers have the least control. Local
initiatives in agricultural protection policy, facilitated by the  agri-
cultural districts program established in article twenty-five-AA of this
chapter, have proved effective as a basic step in addressing these pres-
sures.    In  an effort to encourage further development of agricultural
and farmland protection programs, and to recognize both the crucial role
that local government plays in developing  these  strategies,  plus  the
state  constitutional  directive  to  the legislature to provide for the
protection of agricultural lands, it is therefore declared the policy of
the state to promote local initiatives  for  agricultural  and  farmland
protection.
  S  2. Subdivision 1 of section 322 of the agriculture and markets law,
as added by chapter 797 of the laws of  1992,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:

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

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