senate Bill S4844A

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:
A6104A
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:S4844A

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--A

                       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
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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. ALL THE WATERS OF  THIS  STATE  ARE  DEEMED  TO  BE  PUBLIC  TRUST
RESOURCES. THE WATERS OF THE STATE ARE VALUABLE PUBLIC NATURAL RESOURCES
AND  THIS  STATE HAS A DUTY AS TRUSTEE TO CONSERVE AND MANAGE ITS WATERS
EFFECTIVELY FOR THE USE AND ENJOYMENT OF PRESENT AND FUTURE  INHABITANTS
AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT. 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.
                                                           LBD09717-03-3

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