Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 27, 2023||
referred to judiciary
Senate Bill S6583
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6583 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6583 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to prohibiting the acquisition or transfer of agricultural land by foreign adversaries after January 1, 2024; provides that such prohibition will not apply to any interest in agricultural land held by a foreign adversary prior to such date or any federally recognized Indian tribe or its government units and enterprises; defines terms.
2023-S6583 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6583 SPONSOR: HINCHEY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting the acquisition or transfer of agricultural land by foreign adversaries PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit any foreign government or nongovemment person determined by the United States Secretary of Commerce to have engaged in a long-term pattern or serious instances of conduct significantly adverseto the national security of the United States or its people, or entities in which a foreign adver- sary has a controlling interest in, from purchasing agricultural land in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: In Section 1, The real property law is amended by adding a new section
2023-S6583 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6583 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 27, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting the acquisition or transfer of agricultural land by foreign adversaries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 19 to read as follows: § 19. FOREIGN ADVERSARY ACQUISITION OR TRANSFER OF AGRICULTURAL LAND. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "AGRICULTURAL LAND" MEANS REAL ESTATE USED FOR AN AGRICULTURAL OPERATION IN THE STATE. (B) "AGRICULTURAL OPERATION" MEANS ANY OPERATION DEVOTED TO THE BONA FIDE PRODUCTION OF CROPS, ANIMALS, OR FOWL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OF ANY KIND; MEAT, DAIRY, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS; NUTS, TOBACCO, NURSERY, AND FLORAL PRODUCTS; AND THE PRODUCTION AND HARVEST OF PRODUCTS FROM SILVICULTURAL ACTIVITY; (C) "CONTROLLING INTEREST" MEANS EITHER POSSESSION OF MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF THE OWNERSHIP INTERESTS IN AN ENTITY OR A PERCENTAGE OWNER- SHIP IN AN ENTITY OF FIFTY PERCENT OR LESS IF SUCH OWNER DIRECTS THE BUSINESS AND AFFAIRS OF SUCH ENTITY WITHOUT THE REQUIREMENT OR CONSENT OF ANY OTHER PARTY; (D) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS; (E) "FOREIGN ADVERSARY" MEANS ANY FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OR NONGOVERNMENT PERSON DETERMINED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE TO HAVE ENGAGED IN A LONG-TERM PATTERN OR SERIOUS INSTANCES OF CONDUCT SIGNIF- ICANTLY ADVERSE TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF UNITED STATES PERSONS; (F) "INTEREST" MEANS ANY ESTATE, REMAINDER, OR REVERSION, OR PORTION OF THE ESTATE, REMAINDER, OR REVERSION, OR AN OPTION PURSUANT TO WHICH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09828-01-3
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