Assembly Not Horsing Around With Bills to Grow Equine Industry
Assembly advances bill to aid and assist horse boarding and horse farming
June 22, 2005
Several bills sponsored by Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Bill Magee (D-Nelson) that seek to aid and assist the equine industry with continuing to grow in New York State have passed the Assembly. "There is no doubt that equine – whether it is horse boarding or the raising of horses – is a large and growing part of New York agriculture," Magee said. "These bills simply seek to continue that growth and ensure that our horse farmers are eligible for the same benefits as other farmers." The bills include:
- A.5448/S.3535 which simply clarifies that this bill would simply that indoor arenas used for the training and exercising of horses do qualify for the ten year real property tax exemption granted in section 483 of the real property tax law. This bill is sponsored in the Senate by Senator Cathy Young.
- A.6874/S.5506 which ensures that horse boarding operations are eligible for the agricultural school property tax credit just as most other farmers are. This bill is sponsored in the Senate by Senator Cathy Young.
- A.8101/S.5536 which provides that start up commercial horse boarding operations are eligible for agricultural assessments and protection from unreasonably restrictive local laws. This bill is sponsored in the Senate by Senator Cathy Young.