senate Bill S6219

Signed by Governor

Extends, until December 31, 2013, the authorization of residential property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut and remove reeds

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.224
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9046
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.394
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 18 / May / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.34

Summary

Extends, from December 31, 2012 to December 31, 2013, the expiration of the authorization granted to residential property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9046
Versions:
S6219
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Real Property
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3, Chap 306 of 2011

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6219

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing owners of
residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the borough
of Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property, in
relation to extending
the expiration and repeal date thereof for an
additional year

PURPOSE:
To extend until December 31, 2013 the authorization of residential
property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut
and remove reeds.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Extends Chapter 306 of the Laws of 2011 for one year.

JUSTIFICATION:
Every year on Staten Island there are series of dangerous brushfires.
Many areas on Staten Island are prone to brushfires because they are
thick with an invasive, non-native species of reed - phragmites
communis. Phragmites are reeds and combustible plants that commonly
grow seven feet tall and often turn into tinderboxes especially
during the spring and fall seasons.
They have been the proven source of numerous brush fires which often
escalate and threaten surrounding properties. In fact, in the past 14
years there have been 7,389 reported brush fires on Staten Island
with 192 of them "all hands on" requiring all fire houses on the
Island to send assistance, according to information provided by the
New York City Fire Department.

This legislation allows a residential property owner in a high risk
brush fire area in the borough of Staten Island to obtain a no-cost
permit to cut down these invasive combustible reeds thereby reducing
the life-threatening phragmite fires that not only destroy property
and homes but put our first responders at risk as they battle these
blazes.

The no-cost permits can be obtained via telephone or in person through
the Staten Island borough president's office. Furthermore,
information regarding the availability of the residential fire break
permits can be found on the Department of Environmental Conservation
website.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011: Chapter 306

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2013.


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

                                  6219

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN  ACT  to amend chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing owners of
  residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the borough
  of Staten Island to cut and  remove  reeds  from  their  property,  in
  relation  to  extending  the expiration and repeal date thereof for an
  additional year

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

  Section  1.  Section 3 of chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing
owners of residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the
borough of Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property, is
amended to read as follows:
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed December 31, [2012] 2013.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13969-01-2

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