senate Bill S6763

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the preservation of honey bee colonies

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Oct 04, 2019 referred to rules

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S6763 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8704
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15-B §175-v, Ag & Mkts L

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

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

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