senate Bill S7400

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for pollinator protection

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to agriculture
Sep 24, 2021 referred to rules

S7400 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 15-A to be Art 15-B, add Art 15-A §§175-e - 175-k, Ag & Mkts L

S7400 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for best practices and management policies, and increased awareness regarding the protection of the pollinator population in the state.

S7400 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7400 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                            September 24, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RATH  --  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 pollina-
   tor protection

   Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  finds  that the
 protection of pollinators, including both wild pollinators  and  managed
 bees,  is  of critical importance to the environment and to all agricul-
 tural industries in the state. To address the losses of managed pollina-
 tor colonies observed by beekeepers in the early part of  this  century,
 the department of agriculture and markets and the department of environ-
 mental  conservation  adopted  the  New York state pollinator protection
 plan in June, 2016, with the goal of developing  a  plan  for  New  York
 state  to  protect, conserve and increase pollinators in the state.  The
 New York state pollinator protection  plan  identifies  best  management
 practices,  habitat  enhancement  projects,  research,  and outreach and
 education as critical to reversing declining pollinator populations. The
 plan increases awareness of the health issues challenging the pollinator
 community among all parties that interface  with  pollinators.  The  New
 York  state pollinator protection plan recognizes that the single great-
 est threat to pollinators are the diseases that  currently  exist  among
 the  bee population, and control of those diseases is the best remedy to
 address a decline in pollinator populations. However, the New York state
 pollinator protection plan also outlines better ways of  doing  business
 for  those  entities  engaged  in  activities that can affect pollinator
 viability, as well as ways to enhance and create habitats to support and
 increase New York's pollinator population. The New York state pollinator
 protection plan achieves that goal through the development and recommen-
 dation of best management practices for all sectors of the  agricultural
 industry  that  manage  and use pollinators, and all other parties whose
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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