S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 4, 2012
Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to mutu-
al aid among member states and states which are members of other
regional forest fire protection compacts pursuant to the Northeastern
Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 9-1123 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new article IX-A to read as follows:
THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE IX OF THIS COMPACT WHICH RELATE TO MUTUAL
AID IN COMBATING, CONTROLLING OR PREVENTING FOREST FIRES SHALL BE OPERA-
TIVE AS BETWEEN ANY MEMBER STATE AND ANY OTHER STATE WHICH IS PARTY TO A
REGIONAL FOREST FIRE PROTECTION COMPACT IN ANOTHER REGION; PROVIDED THAT
THE LEGISLATURE OF SUCH OTHER STATE SHALL HAVE GIVEN ITS CONSENT TO SUCH
MUTUAL AID PROVISIONS OF THIS COMPACT.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.