senate Bill S6647

Adds the Buffalo River to the definition of inland waterways

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.529
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9297

Summary

Adds the Buffalo River to the definition of inland waterways.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9297
Versions:
S6647
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง911, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6647

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to adding the Buffalo River to
the definition of inland waterways

PURPOSE:
This bill will have the Buffalo River included as one of the
state's major rivers and to be considered a inland water way.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill will amend section 1,
paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the executive law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Buffalo River plays an important role in Erie
County as it enters the lake between the United States Coast Guard
station and the Erie Basin Marina. The Buffalo River is also listed
on the Great Lake Areas of concern which show severe environmental
degradation. Being classified as inland water way would help to
provide federal funds to restore and protect the river.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6647

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  adding  the  Buffalo
  River to the definition of inland waterways

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the execu-
tive law, as separately amended by chapters 166 and 348 of the  laws  of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (b)  the state's major rivers comprised of the Ausable, Black, Boquet,
Canisteo, Chaumont (including Chaumont bay),  Chemung,  Cohocton,  Dela-
ware,  Deer,  Genesee,  Grasse, Hudson north of the federal dam at Troy,
Indian, Little (in the Adirondack park), Little Salmon (including  north
and  south  branches),  Mad,  Mettowee,  Mohawk, Oswegatchie, Racquette,
Sacandaga, Salmon, Saranac, Susquehanna, Tioga, Tioughnioga [and], Wall-
kill AND BUFFALO rivers, and the north and middle branches of the  Moose
river;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14452-02-2

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