|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
assembly Bill A4568
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A4568 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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