senate Bill S145

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "aquatic nuisance species coalition participation act"

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
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S145 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17 Title 23 §§17-2301 - 17-2307, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2858

S145 - Summary

Enacts the "aquatic nuisance species coalition participation act"; authorizes the department of environmental conservation to participate in the Great Lakes aquatic nuisance species coalition.

S145 - Sponsor Memo

S145 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   145

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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
  enacting the "aquatic nuisance species coalition participation act"

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

  Section 1. Article 17 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 23 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 23
                        AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES
                       COALITION PARTICIPATION ACT
SECTION 17-2301. SHORT TITLE.
        17-2303. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        17-2305. DEFINITIONS.
        17-2307. PARTICIPATION IN GREAT LAKES AQUATIC  NUISANCE  SPECIES
                   COALITION; OTHER COOPERATIVE AND COORDINATED EFFORTS.
S 17-2301. SHORT TITLE.
  THIS  TITLE  SHALL  BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "AQUATIC NUISANCE
SPECIES COALITION PARTICIPATION ACT."
S 17-2303. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES ALREADY INTRODUCED
INTO THE GREAT LAKES, PREDOMINANTLY  THROUGH  BALLAST  WATER  DISCHARGES
FROM OCEAN-GOING VESSELS, HAVE LED TO SIGNIFICANT ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOM-
IC  IMPACTS.  AT  LEAST  ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES ARE
ESTABLISHED IN THE GREAT LAKES. SINCE THE OPENING OF THE ST.    LAWRENCE
SEAWAY  IN  NINETEEN  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE, BALLAST WATER DISCHARGES FROM
OCEAN-GOING VESSELS HAVE BEEN IMPLICATED IN MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF  THE
INTRODUCTIONS OF NEW AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES IN THE GREAT LAKES.
  THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS THAT THE AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES INTRO-
DUCED  INTO  THE GREAT LAKES, SUCH AS THE SEA LAMPREY, THE ZEBRA MUSSEL,

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

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