Bill S6443A-2009

Includes the production of maple sap and pure maple products within the definition of agricultural tourism

Includes the production of maple sap and pure maple products within the definition of agricultural tourism.

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Actions

  • May 18, 2010: SIGNED CHAP.87
  • May 10, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Apr 26, 2010: returned to senate
  • Apr 26, 2010: passed assembly
  • Apr 26, 2010: ordered to third reading cal.807
  • Apr 26, 2010: substituted for a9814a
  • Mar 10, 2010: referred to agriculture
  • Mar 10, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 10, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 4, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 3, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 2, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 6443A
  • Mar 2, 2010: 1ST REPORT WITH AMENDMENTS CAL.183
  • Jan 12, 2010: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6443A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to including production of maple sap and pure maple products made therefrom, within the definition of agricultural tourism

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to amend the definition of agricultural tourism to ensure that the production of maple sap and the pure maple products made therefrom are recognized as activities that can be enjoyed as agricultural tourism. This amendment will also ensure that the production of maple sap and pure maple products made therefrom are included in definition of agricultural tourism for the purposes of determining activities that are recognized as sound agricultural practices.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends the definition of agricultural tourism contained in subdivision 15 of §301 of the agriculture and markets law to include the activities related to the production of maple sap and the pure maple products made therefrom.

Section 2 - enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will afford maple producers inviting the public onto their land, and into their sugarhouses and maple production facilities to learn about maple production and purchase pure maple products, the same rights and protections afforded to other farmers who invite the public onto their land for the purposes of agricultural tourism.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state. Potentially significant increase in income to maple producers who participate in agricultural tourism activities.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6443--A Cal. No. 183 IN SENATE January 12, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sens. AUBERTINE, STACHOWSKI, VALESKY -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul- ture -- reported favorably from said committee with amendments and ordered reprinted as amended and when reprinted to be committed to the order of first report AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to includ- ing production of maple sap and pure maple products made therefrom, within the definition of agricultural tourism THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 15 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 600 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 15. "Agricultural tourism" means activities, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTION OF MAPLE SAP AND PURE MAPLE PRODUCTS MADE THEREFROM, conducted by a farmer on-farm for the enjoyment [or] AND/OR education of the public, which primarily promote the sale, marketing, production, harvesting or use of the products of the farm and enhance the public's understanding and awareness of farming and farm life. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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