senate Bill S8605

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to co-location of farms and renewable energy projects

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Rules Committee


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Jun 05, 2018 reported and committed to rules
May 10, 2018 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jun 5, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

S8605
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committee
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2018

S8605 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11090
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง309, Ag & Mkts L

S8605 - Summary

Directs the advisory council on agriculture to study the co-location of farms and renewable energy projects in an effort to enhance compatibility between renewable energy development and the protection of natural and agricultural resources.

S8605 - Sponsor Memo

S8605 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8605

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 co-loca-
  tion of farms and renewable energy projects

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

  Section  1.  Section 309 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. A. THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AGRICULTURE  SHALL  STUDY  AND  PROVIDE
RECOMMENDATIONS  TO  THE  COMMISSIONER  ON  BEST  PRACTICES TO ALLOW FOR
CO-LOCATION IN AN EFFORT  TO  ENHANCE  COMPATIBILITY  BETWEEN  RENEWABLE
ENERGY  DEVELOPMENT  AND  THE  PROTECTION  OF  NATURAL  AND AGRICULTURAL
RESOURCES. SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS ON BEST PRACTICES SHALL FOCUS ON RENEWA-
BLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE LOSS OF  PRIME  AGRICULTURAL
LANDS.  ANY  FINDINGS  AND  RECOMMENDATIONS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, AND MAY BE INCLUDED IN THE  COUN-
CIL'S REPORT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION.
  B.  "CO-LOCATION,"  AS USED IN THIS SECTION SHALL MEAN VIABLE FARMLAND
ELIGIBLE FOR THE DELIBERATE PRODUCTION OF FARM  PRODUCTS  AND  RENEWABLE
ENERGY IN A SINGLE LOCATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15757-01-8

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