senate Bill S2140

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 01, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2012 1st report cal.590
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Apr 26, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2140
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2012

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Jun 7, 2011 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2140
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committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

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S2140 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง9-0812, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2894

S2140 - Bill Texts

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Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry.

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BILL NUMBER:S2140

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to forming a
task force on interagency cooperation within the forest industry

PURPOSE:
Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the
forestry industry.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The Environmental Conservation law is amended
to add a new section 9-0812 to create a new task force on interagency
cooperation in the forest industry. The commissioner of the
Department of Economic Development shall form a task force to develop
a plan to increase interagency cooperation with respect to the forest
industry. This task force shall consist of six members and include
the commissioner of Agriculture and Markets or his/her designee, the
chief executive officer of the NYS Energy Research and Development
Authority or his/her designee, two representatives from the NYS
Forestry Industry to be appointed by the governor, a representative of
local government in a county located within the Catskills state park
to be appointed by the governor and a representative of local
government in a county located within the Adirondack state park to be
appointed by the governor, all to be appointed within 120 days of the
effective date. Subdivisions three and four defines the
recommendations that are to be made by the task force and the period
of time the task force shall serve for.

JUSTIFICATION:
Forestry is an important industry for our
environment and economy. The forestry industry has indicated closer
coordination is necessary between government agencies.
The Task Force created by this legislation would provide that
coordination.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2894 of 2009: Referred to Environmental Conservation
S.7798 of 2008: Referred to Energy

FISCAL 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2140

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 form-
  ing a task force on interagency cooperation within the forest industry

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 9-0812 to read as follows:
S 9-0812. TASK FORCE ON INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IN THE FOREST INDUSTRY.
  1. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT  SHALL
FORM  A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO INCREASE INTERAGENCY COOPERATION
WITH RESPECT TO THE FOREST INDUSTRY.
  2. THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF SIX MEMBERS. THE TASK  FORCE  SHALL
INCLUDE THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS OR HIS OR HER DESIG-
NEE,  THE  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OR HIS OR HER  DESIGNEE,  TWO  REPRESENTATIVES
FROM  THE NEW YORK STATE FORESTRY INDUSTRY TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVER-
NOR, A REPRESENTATIVE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTY LOCATED WITHIN THE
CATSKILLS STATE PARK TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,  AND  A  REPRESEN-
TATIVE  OF  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT  IN A COUNTY LOCATED WITHIN THE ADIRONDACK
STATE PARK TO BE  APPOINTED  BY  THE  GOVERNOR.  ALL  MEMBERS  SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  WITHIN  ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION.
  3. (A) THE TASK FORCE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO EXPAND  THE
ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF THOSE IN THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY.
  (B)  THE  TASK  FORCE  SHALL  MAKE  RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCREASE
COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY BETWEEN  GOVERNMENT  AGEN-
CIES.
  (C)  THE  TASK  FORCE  SHALL  MAKE  RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCREASE
COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY BETWEEN THOSE  ENGAGED  IN
FORESTRY AND RELEVANT AGENCIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02233-01-1

S. 2140                             2

  4.  MEMBERS  OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL SERVE FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS.
ANY PREMATURE VACANCIES SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF  THE  UNEX-
PIRED TERM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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