Bill S6268-2009

Repeals provisions of law relating to beekeeper and apiary surveys

Repeals provisions of law relating to beekeeper and apiary surveys.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 15, 2010: SIGNED CHAP.124
  • Jun 4, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 1, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jun 1, 2010: passed assembly
  • Jun 1, 2010: ordered to third reading cal.951
  • Jun 1, 2010: substituted for a9231
  • Mar 3, 2010: referred to ways and means
  • Mar 3, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 3, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 1, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 24, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 23, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.145
  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • Nov 4, 2009: REFERRED TO RULES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Agriculture - Feb 23, 2010
Ayes (9): Aubertine, Stachowski, Montgomery, Breslin, Valesky, Young, Seward, Winner, Ranzenhofer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6268

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal the closing paragraph of section 173 of the agriculture and markets law, relating to beekeeper and apiary surveys

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would repeal provisions enacted in 2007 that provided that beekeepers apply for a registration number and disclose the locations of their hives as well as allowing the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets to make surveys of apiary yards.

JUSTIFICATION: This state is abuzz with beekeeping activity as our hives produce about four million pounds of honey annually with a total value in excess of $5 million. More than that, our beekeepers are vital to ensuring that our fruit trees and other crops are pollinated.

While well intentioned these provisions which were enacted in 2007 have proved to be duplicative and unutilized. To that end, this bill would simply repeal those provisions which were enacted in 2007 thus providing much needed potential savings to the state and removing unneeded regulations. There is no doubt that passage of this bill would make bees all across New York sing with sweet happiness as they produce nature's finest nectar - honey!

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill has the potential of saving the state at least $100,000 annually.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6268 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE November 4, 2009 ___________
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to repeal the closing paragraph of section 173 of the agriculture and markets law, relating to beekeeper and apiary surveys THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 173 of the agriculture and markets law is REPEALED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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