assembly Bill A4568

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale or use of nitrogen fertilizer

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Mar 21, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.157
Mar 18, 2019 reported
Mar 12, 2019 reported referred to codes
Feb 04, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A4568 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2130
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-2104, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10276, S8170

A4568 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A4568 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4568

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT, THIELE, D'URSO, COLTON, WEPRIN,
  RAMOS, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINANTI, GOTTFRIED, GLICK -- Multi-Sponsored  by
  --  M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
  ronmental Conservation

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:
§ 17-2104. SALE OR USE OF NITROGEN FERTILIZER RESTRICTED.
  1.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LOW NITROGEN FERTILIZER" SHALL
MEAN FERTILIZER CONTAINING NOT MORE  THAN  TWELVE  PERCENT  NITROGEN  BY
WEIGHT, OF WHICH AT LEAST HALF MUST BE WATER INSOLUBLE NITROGEN, COMMON-
LY REFERRED TO AS SLOW RELEASE NITROGEN.
  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.
  3. BEGINNING DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, RETAILERS
IN NASSAU AND/OR SUFFOLK COUNTY SHALL SELL OR OFFER FOR  SALE  ONLY  LOW
NITROGEN FERTILIZER.
  4.  NOTHING  IN  THIS TITLE SHALL IMPAIR OR SUPERSEDE THE AUTHORITY OF
THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS PURSUANT TO ARTICLES TEN AND
TWENTY-FIVE-AA OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  § 2. No later than June  1,  2022,  the  department  of  environmental
conservation  shall  prepare  a  report  to the governor and legislature
regarding expanding the sales  and  use  prohibition  on  high  nitrogen
fertilizer in other areas of the state.
  §  3. This act shall take effect December 31, 2021; provided, however,
that persons may continue to use non-conforming nitrogen  fertilizer  on
lawn and non-agricultural turf after December 31, 2021 if such fertiliz-
er was purchased prior to such effective date.

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