assembly Bill A5386

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the soil health and climate resiliency act

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2021 print number 5386a
May 14, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Feb 16, 2021 referred to agriculture

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A5386 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11-B §§151-l - 151-o, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§2 & 4, Cons Dists L

A5386 - Summary

Establishes the soil health and climate resiliency act; establishes the soil health program to assist farmers in improving the health of their soil; establishes the climate resilient farming initiative to promote and encourage farmers to reduce the effects of farming on climate change and to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change by improving and maintaining water management systems and soil health and resiliency.

A5386 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5386
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. LUPARDO, BARRETT -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Agriculture
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, the state finance law
   and the soil and water conservation  districts  law,  in  relation  to
   establishing the soil health and climate resiliency act

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the  "soil
 health and climate resiliency act".
   §  2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new arti-
 cle 11-B to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 11-B
                    SOIL HEALTH AND CLIMATE RESILIENCY
 SECTION 151-L. DEFINITIONS.
         151-M. SOIL HEALTH PROGRAM.
         151-N. CLIMATE RESILIENT FARMING PROGRAM.
         151-O. SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK.
   § 151-L. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "SOIL HEALTH"  MEANS
 SOILS  THAT  HAVE THE CONTINUING CAPACITY TO FUNCTION AS A VITAL, LIVING
 BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM THROUGH: INCREASED SOIL ORGANIC MATTER; IMPROVED  SOIL
 STRUCTURE,  WATER  AND  NUTRIENT-HOLDING  CAPACITY AND NUTRIENT CYCLING;
 DIVERSITY OF BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS; ENHANCED RESILIENCE TO  TOLERATE  AND
 RECOVER  FROM  DROUGHT, TEMPERATURE EXTREMES, PESTS, AND OTHER STRESSES;
 PROTECTING NATURAL RESOURCES; AND ASSISTING IN REDUCING  AND  MITIGATING
 THE  IMPACT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, INCLUDING NET LONG-TERM GREENHOUSE
 GAS BENEFITS.
   2. "SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES" MEANS SYSTEMS OF AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND
 LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT:
   A. IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF SOILS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONSIDER-
 ATION OF DEPTH OF TOPSOIL HORIZONS, WATER INFILTRATION RATE, WATER HOLD-
 ING CAPACITY, ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT, BIOLOGICALLY  ACCESSIBLE  NUTRIENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A5386A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11-B §§151-l - 151-o, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§2 & 4, Cons Dists L

A5386A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the soil health and climate resiliency act; establishes the soil health program to assist farmers in improving the health of their soil; establishes the climate resilient farming initiative to promote and encourage farmers to reduce the effects of farming on climate change and to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change by improving and maintaining water management systems and soil health and resiliency.

A5386A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5386--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  LUPARDO, BARRETT, KELLES, GALLAGHER, THIELE,
   OTIS, GOTTFRIED, SIMON, SILLITTI,  GLICK,  LAVINE,  ANGELINO,  DAVILA,
   ZINERMAN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. GALEF -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law and the soil and water
   conservation districts law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the  soil
   health and climate resiliency act
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the  "soil
 health and climate resiliency act".
   §  2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new arti-
 cle 11-B to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 11-B
                    SOIL HEALTH AND CLIMATE RESILIENCY
 SECTION 151-L. DEFINITIONS.
         151-M. SOIL HEALTH INITIATIVE.
         151-N. CLIMATE RESILIENT FARMING INITIATIVE.
         151-O. SOIL HEALTH RESEARCH.
   § 151-L. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "SOIL HEALTH"  MEANS
 SOILS  THAT  HAVE THE CONTINUING CAPACITY TO FUNCTION AS A VITAL, LIVING
 ECOSYSTEM  THAT SUSTAINS PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND HUMANS.  THE  BENEFITS  OF
 HEALTHY  SOIL  INCLUDE:  SUPPORTING THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD, FEED, FIBER,
 AND FUEL; FACILITATING INFILTRATION, STORAGE AND FILTRATION OF WATER AND
 PROTECTING WATER QUALITY; ENHANCED NUTRIENT-HOLDING CAPACITY AND  NUTRI-
 ENT  CYCLING;  PROVIDING  HABITAT  FOR  DIVERSE SOIL ORGANISMS; ENHANCED
 RESILIENCE  TO  DROUGHT,  EXTREME  PRECIPITATION   EVENTS,   TEMPERATURE
 EXTREMES,  PESTS,  DISEASES  AND  OTHER  STRESSES; BREAKING DOWN HARMFUL
 CHEMICALS; REDUCING AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS ON, AND MITIGATING  THE  IMPACT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.