Bill S3542-2011

Requires the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry

Requires the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 30, 2012: referred to governmental operations
  • Jan 30, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 30, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 24, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 23, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 19, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.84
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Mar 23, 2011: referred to governmental operations
  • Mar 23, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 23, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 14, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 10, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 9, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.200
  • Feb 24, 2011: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Agriculture - Mar 9, 2011
Ayes (9): Ritchie, Gallivan, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Seward, Young, Kennedy, Avella, Valesky
Absent (1): Montgomery
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Agriculture - Jan 19, 2012
Ayes (10): Ritchie, Gallivan, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Seward, Young, Kennedy, Avella, Huntley, Valesky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3542

TITLE OF BILL: An act requiring the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry

PURPOSE: To include maple production facilities and "sugar shacks" within the definition of agricultural buildings and to make them accessible to the public.

SUMMARY: Section 1 requires the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations that include maple production facilities and sugarhouses within the definition of agricultural buildings so that such facilities will be qualified for exemptions for agricultural buildings and to allow for public access and assembly in sugarhouses as an agri-tourism activity.

JUSTIFICATION: New York State provides unique climate, soil and forests that serve as a premier resource for the maple products industry. 1.15 million taps in New York produce 15.6% of the syrup made in the United States. Ranking second in the nation, New York's maple products industry is a significant part of the State's agricultural industry and plays an important role in seasonal tourism.

In recognition of the importance and needs of the maple industry, Chapter 87 of the laws of 2010 added the production of maple syrup and pure maple products to the definition of Agricultural Tourism. Current law however, does not recognize the structures associated with the maple industry as agricultural.

This bill requires the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations that include maple production facilities and sugarhouses within the definition of agriculture buildings so that such facilities will be qualified for exemptions for agricultural buildings and to allow for public access and assembly in sugarhouses as an agricultural tourism activity.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6318 of 2009 - Referred to Rules S.6318 of 2010 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3542 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 24, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT requiring the state fire prevention and building code council to implement rules and regulations regarding the maple industry THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state fire prevention and building code council is hereby directed to implement rules and regulations that: (a) include maple production facilities and sugarhouses within the definition of agricultural buildings, so that such facilities will be qualified for exceptions for agricultural buildings; and (b) allow for public access and assembly in sugarhouses as an agri- tourism activity. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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