senate Bill S407

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the preservation of honey bee colonies

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

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S407 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6622
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15-B §175-v, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6763, A8704

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

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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