|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 13, 2019||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 03, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|May 30, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|May 29, 2019||1st report cal.912|
|May 01, 2019||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S5437
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5437 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5437 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5437 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to agricultural custom operators PURPOSE: To define an agricultural custom operator and provide agricultural district protections when an agricultural custom operator is working on lands with an agricultural district. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Subdivision 11 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law is amended to include within the definition of "farm operation" the term custom operator. Further custom operator is defined as am operator whose facilities are located in an agricultural district or whose services are hired by a farm operation that is an essential activity of the farm. These relate to the definitions used in the agricultural districts law.
S5437 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5437 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 1, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. METZGER, RITCHIE -- 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 agricul- tural custom operators THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 35 of the laws of 2016, is amended and a new subdivision 19 is added to read as follows: 11. "Farm operation" means the land and on-farm buildings, equipment, manure processing and handling facilities, and practices which contrib- ute to the production, preparation and marketing of crops, livestock and livestock products as a commercial enterprise, including a "commercial horse boarding operation" as defined in subdivision thirteen of this section, a "timber operation" as defined in subdivision fourteen of this section, "compost, mulch or other biomass crops" as defined in subdivi- sion seventeen of this section [and], "commercial equine operation" as defined in subdivision eighteen of this section AND AN "AGRICULTURAL CUSTOM OPERATOR" AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION NINETEEN OF THIS SECTION. Such farm operation may consist of one or more parcels of owned or rent- ed land, which parcels may be contiguous or noncontiguous to each other. 19. "AGRICULTURAL CUSTOM OPERATOR" MEANS AN OPERATOR WHOSE FACILITIES ARE LOCATED IN AN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OR WHOSE SERVICES ARE HIRED BY A FARM OPERATION THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN AN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT TO UNDER- TAKE AN ACTIVITY ON THE FARM OPERATION THAT IS AN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY OF THE FARM OPERATION. AN AGRICULTURAL CUSTOM OPERATOR'S FUNCTIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: PLANTING OR HARVESTING CROPS, SPREADING MANURE, AND APPLYING PESTICIDES OR FERTILIZERS. § 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 305-a of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 497 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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