|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S407
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S407 (ACTIVE) - Details
S407 (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 forty-eight 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.
S407 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S407 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 48 hours in advance of exterminating honey bee colonies and/or hanging swarms to receive assistance in trying to relocate such honey bees, provides an exemption for swarms that pose an imminent danger to any person.
S407 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 407 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- 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 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 RESPON- SIBLE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS AND COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATORS AND OPERATORS OPERATING IN THE STATE, SHALL CONTACT THE DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY OF THE DEPARTMENT BY PHONE AT LEAST FORTY-EIGHT 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 BEEK- EEPING ASSOCIATION FOUND ON THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE AGRICUL- TURAL AND LIFE SCIENCE'S WEBSITE AS SWARM COLLECTORS SERVICING THE AFFECTED COUNTY, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE IN RELOCATING NUISANCE HONEY BEE COLONIES OR HANGING SWARMS BEFORE NUISANCE HONEY BEE COLONIES OR HANGING SWARMS OF HONEY BEES MAY BE DESTROYED. WHERE THERE ARE FEWER THAN THREE BEEKEEPERS LISTED ON SUCH WEBSITE IN THE COUNTY WHERE THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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