senate Bill S6966

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of pesticides to protect livestock and farm property against Asian longhorned ticks

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 15, 2020 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.45
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6966 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L (as proposed in S.4876-A & A.8098)

S6966 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for recommendations on the effective use of pesticides to protect livestock and farm property against Asian longhorned ticks.

S6966 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6966 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6966

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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  use
  of  pesticides  to  protect  livestock and farm property against Asian
  longhorned ticks

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 50 of section 16 of the agriculture and markets
law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending the agriculture
and markets law relating to requiring the preparation of recommendations
for  best  practices in treating livestock and farm properties for Asian
longhorned tick treatment, prevention, and management,  as  proposed  in
legislative  bills  numbers S. 4876-A and A. 8098, is amended to read as
follows:
  50. Develop, in consultation with the commissioner of  the  department
of  health  and  the New York state land grant university, best-practice
recommendations for treatment, prevention and  management  of  livestock
and farm property to protect against Asian longhorned ticks. Such recom-
mendations  shall  be  based upon scientific data and shall include, but
not be limited to, the use of landscape techniques  demonstrated  to  be
safe  for  livestock,  people,  pets  and  the  environment,  methods to
discourage rodent activity, and, [as  a  method  of  last  resort,]  the
EFFECTIVE  use  of [effective active ingredients] PESTICIDES, as defined
in subdivision [one] THIRTY-FIVE of section 33-0101 of the environmental
conservation law, including usage information and any label warnings  or
caution  statements.  The commissioner, in consultation with THE DEPART-
MENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND the New  York  state  land  grant
university, shall develop and distribute to farmers information on Asian
longhorned tick treatment, management, and prevention.  Such information
and  recommendations  shall  also  be made available on the department's
website.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
manner  as  a  chapter of the laws of 2019, amending the agriculture and
markets law relating to requiring the preparation of recommendations for

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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