senate Bill S2839A

Authorizes a public information and education program for soil and water conservation districts and relates to the spread of invasive disease

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  • 02 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.242
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • AMENDED (T) 2839A
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.459
  • 28 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Authorizes a public information and education program for soil and water conservation districts and relates to the spread of invasive disease.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3555
Versions:
S2839
S2839A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง9, Cons Dists L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7601, A10843

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BILL NUMBER:S2839A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the soil and water conservation districts law, in relation to
authorizing a public information and education program for soil and
water conservation districts and preventative and control measures for
the spread of invasive species

PURPOSE:
Authorizes a public information and education program for soil and
water conservation districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends Section 9 of the soil and water
conservation districts law by adding a new subdivision 16 allowing
soil and water conservation districts to undertake an extensive
public information and education program to inform and involve other
public and private organizations and groups and the general public in
the commitment to the principles and practices of preservation and
conservation of the soil and water resources of this state and to the
policies set forth in section two of the current chapter.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, 20% of the State's Soil and Water conservation Districts
(SWCDS) have Environmental Educators on staff. Adding Conservation
Education to District Law will provide legislative authority to SWCDs
for providing this service and recognize conservation education as a
practice that can stand alone in the protection of natural resources.

Authorizing a public information and education program for SWCDs will
also legitimize programs and the value of education as an invaluable
tool in preserving and protecting New York's soil, water, and other
natural resources.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7601, Senate Environmental Conservation Committee; A.10843
Assembly Environmental conservation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2839--A
    Cal. No. 242

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  LAVALLE,  MARCELLINO,  NOZZOLIO,  O'MARA,
  RITCHIE, SEWARD -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on  Rural
  Resources)  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first report, amended on
  first report, ordered to a second  report,  and  to  be  reprinted  as
  amended, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  soil  and  water conservation districts law, in
  relation to authorizing a public information and education program for
  soil and water conservation districts  and  preventative  and  control
  measures for the spread of invasive species

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 9 of the soil and water conservation districts  law
is amended by adding two new subdivisions 16 and 17 to read as follows:
  (16)  TO  UNDERTAKE  AN  EXTENSIVE  PUBLIC  INFORMATION  AND EDUCATION
PROGRAM TO INFORM AND INVOLVE OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS AND
GROUPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN THE COMMITMENT TO  THE  PRINCIPLES  AND
PRACTICES  OF  PRESERVATION  AND  CONSERVATION  OF  THE  SOIL  AND WATER
RESOURCES OF THIS STATE AND TO THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN SECTION TWO  OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  (17)  TO CARRY OUT PREVENTATIVE AND CONTROL MEASURES FOR THE SPREAD OF
INVASIVE SPECIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07951-03-1

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