senate Bill S4844

Amended

Declares the waters of the state to be public trust resources

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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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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4844A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Declares the waters of the state to be public trust resources.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6104
Versions:
S4844
S4844A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง15-0103 & 15-0105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A9410, A9410

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4844

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to declaring the waters of the state as public trust
resources

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: declares the waters of the state to
be public trust resources

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: included within environmental
conservation law, the waters of this state are deemed to be public
trust

JUSTIFICATION: It is in the best interest of the state that provisions
be made for the regulation and supervision of activities that deplete,
defile, damage or otherwise adversely affect the waters of the state
and land resources associated therewith. It is the states sovereign
duty to conserve and control its water resources for the benefit of
all inhabitants of the state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 A9410 EnCon

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4844

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 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
  declaring the waters of the state as public trust resources

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of  section  15-0103  of  the  environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  13.  THE WATERS OF THIS STATE ARE DEEMED TO BE PUBLIC TRUST RESOURCES.
It is in the best interest of the state that provision be made  for  the
regulation and supervision of activities that deplete, defile, damage or
otherwise  adversely  affect  the waters of the state and land resources
associated therewith.
  S 2. The opening paragraph of section  15-0105  of  the  environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  In  recognition  THAT  THE  WATERS  OF  THE  STATE  ARE  PUBLIC  TRUST
RESOURCES, AND IN RECOGNITION of its  sovereign  duty  to  conserve  and
control  its  water  resources for the benefit of all inhabitants of the
state, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state of New
York that:
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09717-01-3

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