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 10, 2013
Introduced by Sen. LATIMER -- 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
authorizing local governments to require property owners to replace
trees which are removed
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 9-1505 to read as follows:
S 9-1505. REPLACEMENT OF TREES.
ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO ADOPT A LOCAL LAW
OR ORDINANCE REQUIRING A PROPERTY OWNER TO PLANT TREES IN REPLACEMENT OF
TREES REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER'S PROPERTY. SUCH LOCAL LAW OR
ORDINANCE MAY REQUIRE THE PROPERTY OWNER TO PLANT UP TO THREE TREES FOR
EACH TREE REMOVED AND MAY INCLUDE PROPERTY TAX CREDITS AND REASONABLE
FINES AS DETERMINED BY THE MUNICIPALITY.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.