senate Bill S4876A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes the Asian longhorned tick on the invasive species list

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 10, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.425
substituted for a8098
Jun 11, 2019 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 4876a
Jun 03, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1143
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 28, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 3, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S4876
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 30, 2019 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4876
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

S4876 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8098
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L

S4876 - Summary

Requires the preparation of recommendations for best practices in treating livestock and farm property for Asian longhorned tick treatment, prevention and management.

S4876 - Sponsor Memo

S4876 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4876

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  including  the Asian longhorned tick on the invasive species list; and
  the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the prepara-
  tion of recommendations for best practices in treating  livestock  and
  farm  properties  for Asian longhorned tick treatment, prevention, and
  management

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

  Section  1.    Legislative  Findings. The legislature hereby finds and
declares that the introduction of the Asian longhorned  tick  (Haemaphy-
salis  longicornis)  represents  a  significant threat to New York live-
stock. The Asian longhorned tick is the first new  invasive  species  of
ticks  to  enter the United States in 50 years. It is currently found in
eight states including parts of New York. As the  climate  continues  to
warm,  their geographic reach will continue to expand across the Eastern
seaboard. The Asian longhorned tick  can  rapidly  reproduce  asexually,
laying  thousands  of  eggs  at a time allowing for rapid proliferation.
They are attracted to and can transmit diseases  to  livestock  such  as
sheep,  cattle,  and  horses.  In Asia, the species carries a virus that
kills 15 percent of victims through  hemorrhaging,  organ  failure,  and
blood  loss. The legislature hereby declares that due to the significant
risks of the Asian longhorned tick to the  livestock  industry,  farmers
need  to  be made aware of the dangers presented by the Asian longhorned
tick.  Therefore, the legislature seeks to provide farmers with a  reli-
able source of information to turn to when looking for answers on how to
best protect their livestock and farm properties.
  §  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 9-1711 to read as follows:
§ 9-1711. ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK.

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

Co-Sponsors

S4876A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8098
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L

S4876A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the preparation of recommendations for best practices in treating livestock and farm property for Asian longhorned tick treatment, prevention and management.

S4876A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4876A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4876--A
    Cal. No. 1143

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. METZGER, JACKSON, SERINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
  committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged and said
  bill  committed  to the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third read-
  ing, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in  the  order
  of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
  ing the preparation of recommendations for best practices in  treating
  livestock  and  farm  properties  for Asian longhorned tick treatment,
  prevention, and management

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

  Section  1.   Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 50 to read as follows:
  50. DEVELOP, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF  THE  DEPARTMENT
OF  HEALTH  AND  THE NEW YORK STATE LAND GRANT UNIVERSITY, BEST-PRACTICE
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND  MANAGEMENT  OF  LIVESTOCK
AND FARM PROPERTY TO PROTECT AGAINST ASIAN LONGHORNED TICKS. SUCH RECOM-
MENDATIONS  SHALL  BE  BASED UPON SCIENTIFIC DATA AND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT
NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE USE OF LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUES  DEMONSTRATED  TO  BE
SAFE  FOR  LIVESTOCK,  PEOPLE,  PETS  AND  THE  ENVIRONMENT,  METHODS TO
DISCOURAGE RODENT ACTIVITY, AND, AS A METHOD OF LAST RESORT, THE USE  OF
EFFECTIVE  ACTIVE  INGREDIENTS, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
33-0101 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, INCLUDING USAGE  INFORMA-
TION  AND ANY LABEL WARNINGS OR CAUTION STATEMENTS. THE COMMISSIONER, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE LAND GRANT UNIVERSITY, SHALL DEVEL-
OP AND DISTRIBUTE TO FARMERS INFORMATION ON ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK TREAT-
MENT, MANAGEMENT, AND PREVENTION.  SUCH INFORMATION AND  RECOMMENDATIONS
SHALL ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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