senate Bill S1632

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires any utility company involved in a vegetation management plan to give prior notice to the local legislative body and residents of the affected community

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 10, 2011 referred to local government

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S1632 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง96-b, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7962C

S1632 - Summary

Requires any utility company involved in a vegetation management plan to give prior notice to the local legislative body and the residents of the affected community and to hold a public meeting prior to implementation of such plan.

S1632 - Sponsor Memo

S1632 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1632

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  OPPENHEIMER  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Local Government

AN  ACT  to  amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
  the local legislative body of a municipality located in the county  of
  Westchester  to  require  any utility company involved in a vegetation
  management plan to give prior notice to the local legislative body and
  the residents of the affected community and to hold a  public  meeting
  prior to implementation of such plan

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

  Section 1. Section 96-b of the general municipal  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  THE  LOCAL  LEGISLATIVE  BODY OF ANY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE
LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER IS  HEREBY  EMPOWERED  TO  ENACT  A
LOCAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  A.  ANY  UTILITY COMPANY INVOLVED IN A VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT
SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES THE CUTTING, TRIMMING AND/OR REMOVAL OF  TREES  IN
ANY  COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE SHALL GIVE SIXTY DAYS NOTICE PRIOR TO
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH ACTIVITY TO THE RESIDENTS  OF  THE  COMMUNITY
AFFECTED  THEREBY.  NO SUCH ACTIVITY SHALL BE COMMENCED UNTIL AFTER SUCH
UTILITY COMPANY HAS HELD A PUBLIC MEETING IN RELATION THERETO  AT  LEAST
THIRTY DAYS PRIOR, AT WHICH THE LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY AND THE RESIDENTS
OF  SUCH  AFFECTED  COMMUNITY SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH THE DETAILS OF SUCH
TRIMMING, CUTTING, REMOVAL AND/OR VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN AND WITH AN
OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD ON SUCH MATTERS;
  B. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION DEEMED TO  BE  A  THREAT  TO
PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE, SUCH UTILITY COMPANY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO
GIVE  NOTICE  OR TO HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
SUCH A VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04599-01-1

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