|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 04, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6763
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6763 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6763 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires any person including certified and licensed responsible pesticide applicators and commercial pesticide applicators and operators operating in the state to contact the division of plant industry of the department of agriculture and markets by phone at least twenty-four hours in advance of extermination of honey bees to obtain assistance in trying to relocate nuisance honey bee colonies or hanging swarms of honey bees, in lieu of destroying such honey bees; makes related provisions.
S6763 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6763 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the preservation of honey bee colonies PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To preserve and protect honey bee swarms and colonies from human threats. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new article 15-B to the Agriculture and Markets Law, which requires any person in the State to contact the Plant Industry Division of the Department of Agriculture and Markets at least 24 hours in advance of exterminating honey bee colonies and/or hanging swarms to receive assistance in trying to relocate such honey bees. Section 2 sets forth the effective date.
S6763 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6763 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 4, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the preservation of honey bee colonies 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 article 15-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 15-B PRESERVATION OF HONEY BEE COLONIES SECTION 175-V. RELOCATING HONEY BEE COLONIES. § 175-V. RELOCATING HONEY BEE COLONIES. 1. TO PRESERVE HONEY BEE COLO- NIES IN THE STATE, ANY PERSON INCLUDING CERTIFIED AND LICENSED RESPONSI- BLE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS AND COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATORS AND OPER- ATORS OPERATING IN THE STATE SHALL CONTACT THE DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY OF THE DEPARTMENT BY PHONE AT LEAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN ADVANCE OF EXTERMINATION OF HONEY BEES TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE IN TRYING TO RELOCATE NUISANCE HONEY BEE COLONIES OR HANGING SWARMS OF HONEY BEES, IN LIEU OF DESTROYING SUCH HONEY BEES. HONEY BEES SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM SUCH DIVISION. 2. IN THE EVENT THE DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY IS NOT REACHABLE, ANY PERSON INCLUDING CERTIFIED AND LICENSED RESPONSIBLE PESTICIDE APPLICA- TORS AND COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATORS AND OPERATORS SHALL ATTEMPT TO CONTACT NO FEWER THAN THREE BEEKEEPERS IDENTIFIED BY THE LOCAL BEEKEEP- ING ASSOCIATION FOUND ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE AS SWARM COLLECTORS SERVICING THE AFFECTED COUNTY, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE IN RELOCAT- ING NUISANCE HONEY BEE COLONIES OR HANGING SWARMS BEFORE NUISANCE HONEY BEE COLONIES OR HANGING SWARMS OF HONEY BEES MAY BE DESTROYED. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation neces- sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.