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A05312 Summary:

BILL NOA05312
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02044
 
SPONSORLupardo
 
COSPNSRStirpe
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 16, Ag & Mkts L
 
Relates to the department of agriculture and markets making available information concerning minimum guidelines for vegetation management plans in a manner that is pollinator friendly.
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A05312 Actions:

BILL NOA05312
 
02/08/2019referred to agriculture
02/27/2019reported
02/28/2019advanced to third reading cal.85
03/06/2019substituted by s2044
 S02044 AMEND= RITCHIE
 01/18/2019REFERRED TO RULES
 01/22/2019ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.46
 01/28/2019PASSED SENATE
 01/28/2019DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 01/28/2019referred to agriculture
 03/06/2019substituted for a5312
 03/06/2019ordered to third reading cal.85
 03/06/2019passed assembly
 03/06/2019returned to senate
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A05312 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5312
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 8, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Agriculture
 
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
          department  of  agriculture  and  markets making available information
          concerning minimum guidelines for vegetation  management  plans  in  a
          manner that is pollinator friendly

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 49 of section 16 of the agriculture and markets
     2  law, as added by chapter 399 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    49.  [Develop]  Make available, in consultation with the department of
     5  environmental conservation and institutions  of  higher  education  with
     6  expertise  in  pollinator  protection,  information  concerning  minimum
     7  guidelines for vegetation management plans used by any  person[,  corpo-
     8  ration, partnership, association or other organized group of persons who
     9  make  public  claims  that  their property or commercial enterprise on a
    10  property, including,  but  not  limited  to  solar  electric  generating
    11  systems,]  who  intends  to  develop their property or commercial enter-
    12  prise, such as solar electric generating systems, in a  manner  that  is
    13  pollinator  friendly or provides benefits and protection to pollinators.
    14  Such information may include guidelines  [shall  provide  guidance]  for
    15  short-term  and long-term property management practices that provide and
    16  maintain native perennial vegetation to protect the health and  well-be-
    17  ing  of  pollinators including, but not limited to the percentage of the
    18  property that may be covered with native perennial vegetation; the type,
    19  amount, and diversity of native perennial vegetation that may  be  main-
    20  tained  on the property; the number of seasons and the minimum number of
    21  species of native perennial vegetation that may be in bloom; maintenance
    22  practices to be used; the use of pesticides; the width  and  composition
    23  of  buffers  adjacent  to  the property; and any other guidelines estab-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07038-01-9

        A. 5312                             2
 
     1  lished by the department. [Nothing in this subdivision shall  be  deemed
     2  to  restrict  any farming practices by any person, corporation, partner-
     3  ship, association or other organized group of persons  not  making  such
     4  public claims.]
     5    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
     6  manner as section 1 of chapter 399 of the laws of 2018, takes effect.
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