senate Bill S5408A

Adds the Wappinger Creek to the definition of inland waterways

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  • 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8315
Versions:
S5408
S5408A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง911, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5408A

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--A

                       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 -- recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

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  separately amended by chapters 38 and 147 of the laws of
2013, 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, Tonawanda, West Kill, [and] Scaja-
quada, WAPPINGER and Wynantskill;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11006-02-3

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