S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read
twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the
Committee on Finance
AN ACT to create a temporary state commission to study and make recom-
mendations concerning the application of pesticides in cities with a
population of one million or more
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. A temporary state commission, to be known as the "temporary
state pesticide commission", is hereby created to study and make recom-
mendations relating to the application of pesticides in cities with a
population of one million or more.
S 2. The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as
follows: five shall be appointed by the governor; two shall be appointed
by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minority leader
of the senate; and two shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly
and one by the minority leader of the assembly. The members of the
commission shall serve at the pleasure of the official making the
appointment of such member. Of the five members appointed by the gover-
nor, one shall be from the department of health and one shall be from
the department of environmental conservation. The remaining nine members
of the commission must reside in a city with a population of one million
or more. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled
in the manner provided for original appointments. Membership on the
commission shall not constitute a public office. A chairperson and vice-
chairperson of the commission shall be elected by a majority of its
members, all members being present.
S 3. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for
their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S 4. The commission shall make a report of its findings and make any
recommendations it may deem necessary and appropriate to the governor,
the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no
later than one year after the effective date of this act.
S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.