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 24, 2013
Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the removal and plant-
ing of trees on college campuses of the state university of New York
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and
declares that as a public university, the state university of New York
shall be stewards of the environment and shall take every possible
precaution to safeguard natural habitats surrounding all 64 college
campuses in the SUNY system.
S 2. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the education law,
as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as
c. To provide for the care, custody and management of the lands,
grounds, structures, buildings, equipment and facilities of the state
university and the institutions therein. PROVIDED THAT, WITH RESPECT TO
CAMPUS GROUNDS, THE TRUSTEES SHALL ADOPT A UNIFORM POLICY FOR THE
REMOVAL AND PLANTING OF TREES THAT SHALL SPECIFICALLY REQUIRE THAT WHEN
A TREE IS REMOVED FROM A CAMPUS, ANOTHER IS PLANTED ON THAT CAMPUS IN
ORDER TO ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.