S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
Cal. No. 1021
I N S E N A T E
May 22, 2014
Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
Parks and Recreation -- reported favorably from said committee,
ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of
AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to directing the depart-
ment of environmental conservation to establish the universal signage
warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species and providing for
the elimination of such threat posed by watercraft
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section 35-d
to read as follows:
S 35-D. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES SIGNS AT PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCHES. 1.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION SHALL DESIGN AND ESTABLISH
UNIVERSAL SIGNAGE WHICH MAY BE POSTED AT ANY ACCESS POINT TO THE NAVIGA-
BLE WATERS OF THE STATE RELATING TO THE THREAT AND MITIGATION OF AQUATIC
INVASIVE SPECIES, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION 9-1703 OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, IN THE WATERS OF THE STATE. THE DEPART-
MENT SHALL PROVIDE THE UNIVERSAL SIGNAGE ON ITS WEBSITE IN A DOWNLOADA-
2. COMMENCING WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,
OWNERS OF EACH PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST THE UNIVERSAL
SIGN OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHTEEN INCHES BY TWENTY-FOUR INCHES, ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, AT EACH PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH
IN THE STATE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.