Includes game birds bred pursuant to a game bird license within the definition of "crops, livestock and livestock products" for purposes of agricultural districts.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to game bird breeding
PURPOSE: To extend agricultural district protections to on-farm breeding of certain game birds provided that such farm is otherwise eligible for the agricultural assessment of farm operation.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 301 of the Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to include game birds bred and/or raised with a DEC permitted Class A game bird license within the definition of livestock and livestock Products for purposes of Article 25-AA Agricultural Districts Law.
EXISTING LAW: Existing law does not Provide specific protection to game bird breeders for on-farm breeding.
JUSTIFICATION: In this age of global competition, low prices and increasing taxes, traditional agricultural operations continually search for ways to add value to their farms and increase net farm income. One new method that farmers are beginning to employ to enhance profitability is game bird breeding. This legislation extends agricultural district protections and benefits under Article 25-AA of the Agriculture and Markets Law to game bird breeding operations.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011,2012: S.770 Passed Senate 2009,2010: S.2434/A.9910 Passed Senate 2007,2008: S.5676-B/A.8422 Passed Senate
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2624 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE -- 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, in relation to game bird breeding THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new paragraph k to read as follows: K. GAME BIRDS BRED OR RAISED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A CLASS A GAME BIRD LICENSE AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 11-1901 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSER- VATION LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06496-01-3