Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to agriculture
|Sep 24, 2021
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7400
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7400 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7400 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7400 SPONSOR: RATH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to pollina- tor protection SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative findings Section 2: Article 15-A of the agriculture and markets law is renumbered as article 15-B. A new article 15-A is added to establish definitions and regulations for pollinator protection. The new article 15-A is titled "Pollinator Protection And Management" and provides the follow- ing: - add definitions of "pollinator protection plan" and "best management practices" (175-e) - require all parties whose activities may impact pollinators use best
2021-S7400 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7400 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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