Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to finance
|May 07, 2021||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S6591
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6591 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6591 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6591 SPONSOR: JORDAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the major renewable energy development program; to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to establishing the significant farmland identification program; to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the farmland and agricultural preservation fund; and to provide for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the title of the bill as the "significant farmland preservation act". Section 2 sets forth the legislative intent. Section 3 amends section 94-c of the executive law to create a defi- nition within section 94-c for the term "significant farmland", which means farmland identified under the significant farmland identification
2021-S6591 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6591 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 7, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. JORDAN, OBERACKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the major renewable energy development program; to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to establishing the significant farmland identification program; to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the farmland and agricultural preservation fund; and to provide for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof 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 "signif- icant farmland preservation act". § 2. Legislative intent. It is the intent of this legislature to support and maintain significant farmland for future generations. The legislature recognizes that soil health and viability is a critical part not only of the environment and ecosystem, but also plays a critical role in the health of the economy. Significant farmland is the lasting legacy of major parts of New York state and has provided for the wellbe- ing and survival of generations of farmers. Those farmers, in turn, have provided for the state in numerous ways, not only economically, but with respect to providing food and sustenance for people in all parts of the state as well as in other parts of our nation. It is incumbent on this legislature to preserve, to all extent possible, nationally significant farmland for use by future generations while simultaneously providing for protection against climate change, which poses a risk to significant farmland. The legislature hereby determines that the public interest require that renewable energy be encouraged to the greatest extent possible while simultaneously recognizing that significant farmland must be protected and preserved. § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 94-c of the executive law is amended by adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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