senate Bill S3264

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the office for technology to develop a geographic information system to help municipalities calculate future development potential

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 01, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2011 1st report cal.844
Feb 15, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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May 24, 2011 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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S3264 - Bill Details

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Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง103, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4814

S3264 - Bill Texts

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Requires the office for technology to develop a geographic information system to help municipalities calculate future development potential under existing zoning, planning and other land use laws.

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BILL NUMBER:S3264

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state technology law,
in relation to developing a geographic
information system to allow cities, towns and villages to calculate
future development and its impacts

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require the Office of Technology to develop or acquire
a geographic information system and mapping methodology available
upon request for use by all municipalities to calculate future
development potential under current law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 2 adds a new subdivision 12-c of section 103 of the
executive law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The cities, towns, and villages of the State are empowered through
zoning and planning enabling authorization to manage land use in
their respective jurisdictions. Land use decisions are significant
local, regional, and statewide fiscal, environmental and social
significance. Zoning and planning jurisdiction should have access to
the most advanced technology, tools and data to foster intelligent
decision making.

Technology through geographic information systems, digital orthophotos
and other software tools exist to allow local officials and the
public to visualize how their community has changed over the years
and how it is likely to change in the future. Computer models can
assist in developing growth policy for the whole community or for
individual policy decisions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/2010 - S.4814 (Died - Energy, Telecommunications Committee)

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3264

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, KRUEGER, PERALTA, STAVISKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

AN  ACT  to  amend the state technology law, in relation to developing a
  geographic information system to allow cities, towns and  villages  to
  calculate future development and its impacts

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

  Section 1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  finds  that  the
cities, towns and villages of the state are empowered through zoning and
planning  enabling  authorization to manage land use in their respective
jurisdictions. Land use decisions have significant local,  regional  and
statewide fiscal, environmental and social significance. The legislature
further  finds that zoning and planning jurisdictions should have access
to the most advanced technology, tools and data  to  foster  intelligent
decision making.
  The  legislature  further  finds  that  technology  through geographic
information systems, digital orthophotos and other software tools  exist
to allow local officials and the public to visualize how their community
has changed over the years and how it is likely to change in the future.
Computer  models  can  assist  in developing growth policy for the whole
community or for individual policy decisions.
  It is the intent of the legislature by this act to advance the state's
current policies of using technology to help  government  to  serve  the
people and of fostering quality communities through informed local plan-
ning.
  S  2.  Section  103 of the state technology law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 12-c to read as follows:
  12-C. TO DEVELOP, ACQUIRE OR CAUSE TO BE  DEVELOPED,  IN  CONSULTATION
WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE, A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND MAPPING
METHODOLOGY  THAT  WILL  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO ALL CITIES,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04062-01-1

S. 3264                             2

TOWNS AND VILLAGES TO CALCULATE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL  (BUILD-OUT
ANALYSIS)  UNDER EXISTING ZONING, PLANNING AND OTHER LAND USE LAWS. SUCH
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE BUT NEED NOT BE  LIMITED  TO
CALCULATION   OF   THE   NUMBER   OF   POTENTIAL  RESIDENTIAL  LOTS  AND
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FLOOR AREA UNDER EXISTING ZONING AND ESTIMATES  OF
IMPACTS FROM ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING OVERALL ESTIMATED COST TO
LOCAL  GOVERNMENT,  GALLONS OF WATER USED, SEWAGE AND SOLID WASTE GENER-
ATED, NUMBERS OF ADDITIONAL STUDENTS ENROLLED  IN  SCHOOLS,  IMPACTS  ON
FARMLAND AND OPEN SPACE AND MILES OF NEW ROAD NEEDED TO BE BUILT.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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