senate Bill S4722A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the soil health and climate resiliency act

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Current Bill Status Via A5386 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2021 3rd reading cal.1382
substituted for s4722a
Jun 03, 2021 substituted by a5386a
Jun 01, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1382
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 19, 2021 reported and committed to finance
May 13, 2021 print number 4722a
May 13, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Feb 10, 2021 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jun 1, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S4722A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 19, 2021 - Agriculture committee Vote

S4722A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 19, 2021

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S4722 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5386
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11-B §§151-l - 151-o, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§2 & 4, Cons Dists L

S4722 - Summary

Establishes the soil health and climate resiliency act; establishes the soil health program to assist farmers in improving the health of their soil; establishes the climate resilient farming initiative to promote and encourage farmers to reduce the effects of farming on climate change and to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change by improving and maintaining water management systems and soil health and resiliency.

S4722 - Sponsor Memo

S4722 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4722
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- 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, the state  finance  law
   and  the  soil  and  water  conservation districts law, in relation to
   establishing the soil health and climate resiliency act

   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 "soil
 health and climate resiliency act".
   § 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new  arti-
 cle 11-B to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 11-B
                    SOIL HEALTH AND CLIMATE RESILIENCY
 SECTION 151-L. DEFINITIONS.
         151-M. SOIL HEALTH PROGRAM.
         151-N. CLIMATE RESILIENT FARMING PROGRAM.
         151-O. SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK.
   § 151-L. DEFINITIONS.  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "SOIL HEALTH" MEANS
 SOILS THAT HAVE THE CONTINUING CAPACITY TO FUNCTION AS A  VITAL,  LIVING
 BIOLOGICAL  SYSTEM THROUGH: INCREASED SOIL ORGANIC MATTER; IMPROVED SOIL
 STRUCTURE, WATER AND NUTRIENT-HOLDING  CAPACITY  AND  NUTRIENT  CYCLING;
 DIVERSITY  OF  BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS; ENHANCED RESILIENCE TO TOLERATE AND
 RECOVER FROM DROUGHT, TEMPERATURE EXTREMES, PESTS, AND  OTHER  STRESSES;
 PROTECTING  NATURAL  RESOURCES; AND ASSISTING IN REDUCING AND MITIGATING
 THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, INCLUDING NET LONG-TERM  GREENHOUSE
 GAS BENEFITS.
   2. "SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES" MEANS SYSTEMS OF AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND
 LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT:
   A. IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF SOILS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONSIDER-
 ATION OF DEPTH OF TOPSOIL HORIZONS, WATER INFILTRATION RATE, WATER HOLD-
 ING  CAPACITY,  ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT, BIOLOGICALLY ACCESSIBLE NUTRIENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S4722A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5386
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11-B §§151-l - 151-o, Ag & Mkts L; amd §§2 & 4, Cons Dists L

S4722A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the soil health and climate resiliency act; establishes the soil health program to assist farmers in improving the health of their soil; establishes the climate resilient farming initiative to promote and encourage farmers to reduce the effects of farming on climate change and to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change by improving and maintaining water management systems and soil health and resiliency.

S4722A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4722A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4722--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HINCHEY, MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Agriculture  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the soil  and  water
   conservation  districts  law,  in  relation  to  establishing the soil
   health and climate resiliency act
 
   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 "soil
 health and climate resiliency act".
   § 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new  arti-
 cle 11-B to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 11-B
                    SOIL HEALTH AND CLIMATE RESILIENCY
 SECTION 151-L. DEFINITIONS.
         151-M. SOIL HEALTH INITIATIVE.
         151-N. CLIMATE RESILIENT FARMING INITIATIVE.
         151-O. SOIL HEALTH RESEARCH.
   § 151-L. DEFINITIONS.  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "SOIL HEALTH" MEANS
 SOILS THAT HAVE THE CONTINUING CAPACITY TO FUNCTION AS A  VITAL,  LIVING
 ECOSYSTEM    THAT  SUSTAINS PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND HUMANS. THE BENEFITS OF
 HEALTHY SOIL INCLUDE: SUPPORTING THE PRODUCTION OF  FOOD,  FEED,  FIBER,
 AND FUEL; FACILITATING INFILTRATION, STORAGE AND FILTRATION OF WATER AND
 PROTECTING  WATER QUALITY; ENHANCED NUTRIENT-HOLDING CAPACITY AND NUTRI-
 ENT CYCLING; PROVIDING HABITAT  FOR  DIVERSE  SOIL  ORGANISMS;  ENHANCED
 RESILIENCE   TO   DROUGHT,  EXTREME  PRECIPITATION  EVENTS,  TEMPERATURE
 EXTREMES, PESTS, DISEASES AND  OTHER  STRESSES;  BREAKING  DOWN  HARMFUL
 CHEMICALS;  REDUCING  AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS ON, AND MITIGATING THE IMPACT
 ON AGRICULTURE OF, GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE; AND  SEQUESTERING  CARBON  AND
 NET LONG-TERM GREENHOUSE GAS BENEFITS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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