senate Bill S5437

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to agricultural custom operators

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2019 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

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S5437 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6668
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§301 & 305-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5256, A7599
2017-2018: S3921, A7294

S5437 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to agricultural custom operators.

S5437 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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