|SAME AS||SAME AS S06339-A|
|COSPNSR||Sepulveda, Simon, Rosenthal L, Rozic, Galef, Quart, Carroll, Dinowitz, Zebrowski, Lifton, Steck, Gunther, Pellegrino, Brindisi, Abinanti, Jones, Hyndman, Colton, Stirpe, Gottfried, Solages, Weprin, Seawright, Glick, Hunter, Peoples-Stokes, Rodriguez|
|MLTSPNSR||Buchwald, Cymbrowitz, De La Rosa, Lentol, Lupardo, Thiele, Weinstein|
|Amd §16, Ag & Mkts L|
|Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to develop guidelines for vegetation management plans to be used by persons or corporations that make claims that they provide pollinator protection.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8083--A 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 25, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. MAGEE, SEPULVEDA, SIMON, L. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC, GALEF, QUART, CARROLL, DINOWITZ, ZEBROWSKI, LIFTON, STECK -- Multi- Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUCHWALD, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to guide- lines for pollinator protection The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by 2 adding a new subdivision 49 to read as follows: 3 49. Develop, in consultation with the department of environmental 4 conservation and institutions of higher education with expertise in 5 pollinator protection, minimum guidelines for vegetation management 6 plans used by any person, corporation, partnership, association or other 7 organized group of persons who make public claims that their property or 8 commercial enterprise on a property, including, but not limited to solar 9 electric generating systems, is pollinator friendly or provides benefits 10 and protection to pollinators. Such guidelines shall provide guidance 11 for short-term and long-term property management practices that provide 12 and maintain native perennial vegetation to protect the health and well- 13 being of pollinators including, but not limited to the percentage of the 14 property that may be covered with native perennial vegetation; the type, 15 amount, and diversity of native perennial vegetation that may be main- 16 tained on the property; the number of seasons and the minimum number of 17 species of native perennial vegetation that may be in bloom; maintenance 18 practices to be used; the use of pesticides; the width and composition 19 of buffers adjacent to the property; and any other guidelines estab- 20 lished by the department. Nothing in this subdivision shall be deemed to EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11674-09-8A. 8083--A 2 1 restrict any farming practices by any person, corporation, partnership, 2 association or other organized group of persons not making such public 3 claims. 4 § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall 5 have become a law.