senate Bill S9099

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Rules Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 16, 2018 referred to rules

S9099 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-2104, En Con L

S9099 - Summary

Relates to the sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer; prohibits the sale or use of fertilizer in Nassau or Suffolk counties other than low nitrogen fertilizer; requires the department of environmental conservation to report to the governor and legislature regarding expanding the prohibition to other areas of the state.

S9099 - Sponsor Memo

S9099 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9099

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 17-2104 to read as follows:
S 17-2104. SALE OR USE OF NITROGEN FERTILIZER RESTRICTED.
  1.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LOW NITROGEN FERTILIZER" SHALL
MEAN FERTILIZER WHICH CONFORMS TO  STANDARDS  RECOMMENDED  BY  THE  LONG
ISLAND  NITROGEN  ACTION  PLAN  AND ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN REGU-
LATION; PROVIDED THAT SUCH STANDARDS SHALL, AT A MINIMUM,  PROVIDE  THAT
LOW NITROGEN FERTILIZER CONTAIN:
  (A) NOT MORE THAN TWENTY PERCENT NITROGEN BY WEIGHT, OF WHICH AT LEAST
THIRTY PERCENT MUST BE WATER INSOLUBLE NITROGEN, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS
SLOW RELEASE NITROGEN, BY DECEMBER 31, 2020; AND
  (B)  NOT  MORE  THAN  SIXTEEN  PERCENT NITROGEN BY WEIGHT, OF WHICH AT
LEAST FORTY PERCENT MUST BE WATER INSOLUBLE NITROGEN, COMMONLY  REFERRED
TO AS SLOW RELEASE NITROGEN, BY DECEMBER 31, 2022; AND
  (C) NOT MORE THAN TWELVE PERCENT NITROGEN BY WEIGHT, OF WHICH AT LEAST
FIFTY  PERCENT MUST BE WATER INSOLUBLE NITROGEN, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS
SLOW RELEASE NITROGEN BY DECEMBER 31, 2024.
  2. NO PERSON SHALL APPLY OR AUTHORIZE ANY PERSON  BY  WAY  OF  SERVICE
CONTRACT  OR  OTHER ARRANGEMENT TO APPLY IN NASSAU OR SUFFOLK COUNTY ANY
FERTILIZER ON LAWN OR NON-AGRICULTURAL TURF,  OTHER  THAN  LOW  NITROGEN
FERTILIZER AND IN NO INSTANCE SHALL SUCH PERSON APPLY OR AUTHORIZE TO BE
APPLIED  ANY  FERTILIZER IN AN AMOUNT WHICH EXCEEDS THE APPLICATION RATE
OF 0.7 POUNDS PER THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF TOTAL NITROGEN IN  ANY  SINGLE
APPLICATION. FURTHER, NO PERSON SHALL APPLY ANY FERTILIZER TO:
  (A)  LAWN  OR  NON-AGRICULTURAL TURF BETWEEN NOVEMBER 15 AND APRIL 1ST
ANNUALLY;
  (B) ANY FROZEN OR SATURATED TURF; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16331-01-8

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