senate Bill S7615
(D) 18th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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Clarifies the purposes for which a revocable permit may be issued.
- Legislative Cycle:
- Law Section:
- Canal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §100, Can L
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the canal law, in relation to clarifying the purposes
for which a revocable permit may be issued
PURPOSE OF THE BILL :
This bill would allow the Canal Corporation to issue permits for the
temporary use of canal waters for recreational and commercial uses.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 of this bill would amend Canal Law § 100 to state that the
Canal Corporation may issue revocable permits for the temporary
diversion and use of canal waters for recreational and commercial uses
in addition to sanitary, farm and industrial use.
Section 2 of this bill would provide for an immediate effective date.
EXISTING LAW :
Canal Law § 100 provides that the Canal Corporation is authorized to
issue revocable permits for the diversion of canal waters for only
sanitary, farm purposes or industrial use.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
This is a new bill.
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT :
While the Canal Corporation has a Constitutional obligation to
maintain a navigable waterway, communities and businesses across the
State rely on the water in the Canal for a variety of purposes such as
irrigation, filling fire department tankers, siphons for camping
facilities, and diversion for slips, basins, canals and marinas. A
2008 study concluded that in 2007 the economic impact of Canal-related
tourism was over $378 million. If the Canal Corporation could issue
permits for the temporary diversion and use of waters for recreational
and commercial purposes, the value of this asset can be more fully
BUDGET IMPLICATIONS :
This bill would have no impact upon the State budget, but would
encourage economic activity and tourism in communities across the
EFFECTIVE DATE :
This bill would take effect immediately.
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