senate Bill S2885

Requires that when a tree is removed from a campus in the state university of New York system, another tree shall be planted on such campus

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.480
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Requires that when a tree is removed from a campus in the state university of New York system, another tree shall be planted on such campus.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7423
Versions:
S2885
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง355, Ed L

Votes

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Nay
4
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2885

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
removal and planting of trees on college campuses of the state universi-
ty of New York

PURPOSE: To require the State University Board of Trustees to develop a
uniform policy relating to the removal and planting of trees on SUNY
campuses.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section I. Provides the Legislative intent of the bill.

Section 2. Amends the education law to require the State University
Board of Trustees to develop a uniform policy relating to the removal
and planting of trees on SUNY campuses.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill directs the State University Trustees to
create a uniform policy that requires when a tree is removed from a SUNY
campus, another is planted on such campus. The SUNY system is comprised
of 64 individual campuses throughout New York State. The campuses are
located in a wide variety of areas and contribute greatly to each of the
communities in which they reside.

As a public university, SUNY has a responsibility to those communities
to take environmental considerations into account when making structural
campus changes that can negatively impact their natural surroundings.

Therefore, this bill would ensure environmental stability by simply
requiring that natural habitats are preserved.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  2885

                       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
follows:
  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.
                                                           LBD08300-01-3

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