senate Bill S4798

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases state assistance payments for county approved agricultural and farmland protection plans to 85% of the cost thereof

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Mar 26, 2019 referred to agriculture

S4798 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §325, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2473
2011-2012: S869
2013-2014: S2709
2015-2016: S3023
2017-2018: S3934

S4798 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases state assistance payments for county approved agricultural and farmland protection plans, from 75% to 85% of the cost thereof.

S4798 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4798 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4798

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  JORDAN -- 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  state
  assistance  payments  for  implementation of agricultural and farmland
  protection plans; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 325 of the agriculture and markets
law,  as  amended by chapter 150 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. Subject to the availability of funds, a program  is  hereby  estab-
lished  to  finance through state assistance payments the state share of
the costs of locally-led agricultural  and  farmland  protection  activ-
ities.  State  assistance  payments  for  planning  activities shall not
exceed fifty thousand dollars to each county agricultural  and  farmland
protection  board  or  one  hundred  thousand dollars to two such boards
applying jointly, and shall not exceed fifty  percent  of  the  cost  of
preparing an agricultural and farmland protection plan. State assistance
payments  for  planning activities shall not exceed twenty-five thousand
dollars to each municipality other  than  a  county  or  fifty  thousand
dollars  to  two  such  municipalities  applying  jointly, and shall not
exceed seventy-five percent of the cost of preparing an agricultural and
farmland protection plan.  A  county  which  has  an  approved  farmland
protection  plan  may  after  one hundred twenty months from the date of
such approval by the commissioner apply for additional state  assistance
payments  for  planning  activities  related  to  the  updating of their
current plan or development of a  new  farmland  protection  plan.  Such
additional  state  assistance  payments  shall not exceed fifty thousand
dollars to each county agricultural and farmland protection board or one
hundred thousand dollars to two such boards applying jointly, and  shall

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

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