senate Bill S271

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the small farm disaster recovery grant program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Feb 11, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2019 1st report cal.97
Jan 09, 2019 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Feb 4, 2019 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Agriculture Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2019

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S271 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1337
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §325-b, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4521, A7038
2015-2016: S5635, A2457
2017-2018: S5127, A191

S271 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the small farm disaster recovery grant program; provides grants for the purchase and replanting of crops destroyed by natural disaster.

S271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   271

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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  estab-
  lishing a small farm disaster recovery grant program

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 325-b to read as follows:
  § 325-B. SMALL FARM DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HERE-
BY ESTABLISHED A SMALL FARM DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM TO BE ADMIN-
ISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOP-
MENT CORPORATION.
  2.  THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF TO SMALL
FARMS THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, SMALL FARM SHALL ONLY  INCLUDE  FARMS
THAT  SELL PRODUCE AND HAVE ANNUAL SALES OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
OR LESS.
  4. THE OWNER OF ANY SMALL FARM MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR  A  GRANT
PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT. GRANTS AWARDED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION SHALL BE USED SOLELY FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PURCHASING  AND
REPLANTING CROPS THAT HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY A NATURAL DISASTER.
  5.  THE  COMMISSIONER,  UPON  REVIEW  OF AN OWNER'S APPLICATION, SHALL
DETERMINE IF THE OWNER IS ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE THE DETERMINATION AS TO THE AMOUNT OF  GRANT
THE  SMALL  FARM  OWNER  NEEDS TO REBUILD HIS OR HER CROP, PROVIDED THAT
SUCH AMOUNT SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  6. THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE FUNDED THROUGH ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS  OF  THE
LEGISLATURE OR ANY OTHER FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS  SECTION.  GRANTS SHALL ONLY BE AWARDED BASED UPON THE AVAILABILITY
OF FUNDS.

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

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