senate Bill S5408

Amended

Adds the Wappinger Creek to the definition of inland waterways

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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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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5408A
  • 10 / Mar / 2014
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.418
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8315

Summary

Adds the Wappinger Creek to the definition of inland waterways.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5408
S5408A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง911, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5408

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to adding the Wappinger Creek
to the definition of inland waterways

PURPOSE:
This legislation will include the Wappinger Creek as one of New York
State's major creeks, and for it to be considered an inland waterway

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the
executive law to include Wappinger Creek among the state's major
creeks.

Section 2 establishes an effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
Wappinger Creek plays an important role in Dutchess County, as it is
the basis for the county's largest watershed. It is home to a number
of resident and migratory species, and is a vital component of the
Dutchess county ecosystem.

A healthy creek is important for groundwater quality, biodiversity,
and recreation. However, upstream development and pollutants
introduced in the upper creek have led to contamination of the public
water supply wells in the lower watershed, which now includes six
water bodies that are listed on DEC's Priority Waterbody List because
they no longer meet their intended uses due to pollution. Efforts
must be undertaken to remediate and restore the creek. Designation as
an inland waterbody opens opportunities for funds for pollution
clean-up and waterfront revitalization.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None

FISCAL & LOCAL 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5408

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to adding  the  Wappinger
  Creek to the definition of inland waterways

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the execu-
tive law, as amended by chapter 133 of the laws of 2012, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (c)  the  state's major creeks comprised of the Bushkill, Cattaraugus,
Cincinnati, East Kill, Esopus (including upper and lower branches), Fish
(including east and west branches), Gooseberry, Little Sandy,  Onondaga,
Sandy,  Schoharie, South Sandy, Oatka [and], Tonawanda [and], West Kill,
AND WAPPINGER;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11006-01-3

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