senate Bill S4797

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a real property tax exemption for land of a farm operation which is in the process of being certified for the production of organic crops

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Mar 26, 2019 referred to agriculture

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S4797 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2415
2011-2012: S790
2013-2014: S3910
2015-2016: S3059
2017-2018: S562

S4797 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a real property tax exemption for land of a farm operation which is in the process of being certified for the production of organic crops.

S4797 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4797 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4797

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. JORDAN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to creating
  a  real  property  tax  exemption  for  land of a farm operation being
  certified as organic

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

  Section  1.  Section 305 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION  OF  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  THAT
PORTION OF THE VALUE OF LAND OF A FARM OPERATION WHICH IS IN THE PROCESS
OF  BEING  CERTIFIED BY AN ORGANIC CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY ACCREDITED BY
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ORGAN-
IC CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS SHALL  BE  EXEMPT  FROM  REAL
PROPERTY  TAXATION  FOR  A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THREE YEARS. THE LAND OF
THE FARM OPERATION SUBJECT TO SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL BE CERTIFIED  ORGANIC
AT  THE  END OF THE THREE YEAR TAX EXEMPTION PERIOD AND SHALL BE USED IN
THE PRODUCTION OF CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS IN  ACCORDANCE
WITH  THE  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  NATIONAL ORGANIC
PROGRAM STANDARDS.  THE  LAND  ELIGIBLE  FOR  SUCH  EXEMPTION  SHALL  BE
REPORTED  TO  THE  COMMISSIONER WHO MAY ISSUE AN ANNUAL REPORT DETAILING
THE AMOUNT OF LAND SUBJECT TO SUCH EXEMPTION BEING CONVERTED TO  ORGANIC
PRODUCTION AND THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SUCH LAND.
  B. THE LAND ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SHALL NOT IN
ANY  ONE  YEAR  EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ASSESSED VALUE OF SUCH
FARM OPERATION WHICH IS LOCATED ON LAND USED IN AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTION
WITHIN  AN  AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OR FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ASSESSED
VALUE OF SUCH FARM OPERATION ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN  AGRICULTURAL  ASSESSMENT
PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION AND SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THIS ARTICLE
WHERE THE OWNER OF SUCH LAND HAS FILED  AN  ANNUAL  APPLICATION  FOR  AN
AGRICULTURAL ASSESSMENT.

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

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