Bill Text: NY S04876 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the preparation of recommendations for best practices in treating livestock and farm property for Asian longhorned tick treatment, prevention and management.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-12-10 - DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR [S04876 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04876-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4876--A
            Cal. No. 1143

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     March 28, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens. METZGER, JACKSON, SERINO -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
          mental Conservation -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
          committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged and said
          bill  committed  to the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third read-
          ing, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in  the  order
          of third reading

        AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
          ing the preparation of recommendations for best practices in  treating
          livestock  and  farm  properties  for Asian longhorned tick treatment,
          prevention, and management

          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
     2  by adding a new subdivision 50 to read as follows:
     3    50. Develop, in consultation with the commissioner of  the  department
     4  of  health  and  the New York state land grant university, best-practice
     5  recommendations for treatment, prevention and  management  of  livestock
     6  and farm property to protect against Asian longhorned ticks. Such recom-
     7  mendations  shall  be  based upon scientific data and shall include, but
     8  not be limited to, the use of landscape techniques  demonstrated  to  be
     9  safe  for  livestock,  people,  pets  and  the  environment,  methods to
    10  discourage rodent activity, and, as a method of last resort, the use  of
    11  effective  active  ingredients, as defined in subdivision one of section
    12  33-0101 of the environmental conservation law, including usage  informa-
    13  tion  and any label warnings or caution statements. The commissioner, in
    14  consultation with the New York state land grant university, shall devel-
    15  op and distribute to farmers information on Asian longhorned tick treat-
    16  ment, management, and prevention.  Such information and  recommendations
    17  shall also be made available on the department's website.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08422-02-9
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