senate Bill S4204A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "bird-friendly building council act" to establish a council to promote the use of bird-friendly building materials and design features in buildings

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 14, 2011 print number 4204a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 23, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 22, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4204A
5
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committee
5
Aye
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 22, 2012

aye wr (3)

Jun 7, 2011 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4204
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

aye wr (3)

S4204 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6342B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0121, En Con L

S4204 - Summary

Enacts the "bird-friendly building council act" to establish a council to promote the use of bird-friendly building materials and design features in buildings; research the magnitude of problems facing birds colliding with buildings; identify existing and emerging products, technologies and concepts to reduce or eliminate bird mortality from building collisions; develop public awareness.

S4204 - Sponsor Memo

S4204 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4204

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law, the general municipal law, the
  executive law,  the  environmental  conservation  law  and  the  state
  finance law, in relation to enacting the "bird-friendly buildings act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "bird-friendly buildings act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that:
  (a)  a federal multi-agency report issued in 2009, entitled "The State
of the Birds, United States of America", provides the most comprehensive
assessment to date on the status of bird populations;
  (b) the multi-agency report concludes that nearly  one-third  of  this
nation's  800  bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant
decline;
  (c) daytime and nighttime collisions with man-made structures are  the
most  significant,  quantifiable  causes  of  avian  mortality  and  are
increasing with adverse effects being seen at a  population  level  with
estimates  ranging  from  several  hundred  million to one billion birds
dying from collisions annually in the United States:
  (d) not only are birds beautiful, interesting  and  fascinating  crea-
tures  that  are  eagerly  welcomed  by millions of Americans into their
backyards every year, but birds also have an impact on the United States
and the New York state economies;
  (e) the United States Fish and  Wildlife  Service  has  reported  that
birdwatchers contribute thirty-six million dollars annually to the econ-
omy,  and  birds  naturally  provide  billions  of dollars worth of pest
control, benefitting farmers, forestry owners and consumers alike;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09911-04-1

S4204A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6342B
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0121, En Con L

S4204A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "bird-friendly building council act" to establish a council to promote the use of bird-friendly building materials and design features in buildings; research the magnitude of problems facing birds colliding with buildings; identify existing and emerging products, technologies and concepts to reduce or eliminate bird mortality from building collisions; develop public awareness.

S4204A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4204A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4204--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations -- reported favorably from said committee and  commit-
  ted to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  enacting the "bird-friendly building council act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "bird-friendly building council act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that:
  (a) a federal multi-agency report issued in 2009, entitled "The  State
of the Birds, United States of America", provides the most comprehensive
assessment to date on the status of bird populations;
  (b)  the  multi-agency  report concludes that nearly one-third of this
nation's 800 bird species are endangered, threatened or  in  significant
decline;
  (c)  daytime  and nighttime collisions with man-made structures is the
most significant quantifiable cause of avian mortality and is increasing
with adverse effects being seen at a  population  level  with  estimates
ranging  from  several  hundred  million to one billion birds dying from
collisions annually in the United States;
  (d) not only are birds beautiful, interesting  and  fascinating  crea-
tures  that  are  eagerly  welcomed  by millions of Americans into their
backyards every year, but birds also have significant  positive  impacts
on the economies of the United States and New York state;
  (e)  the  United  States  Fish  and Wildlife Service has reported that
birdwatchers contribute thirty-six billion dollars annually to the econ-
omy, and birds naturally provide  billions  of  dollars  worth  of  pest
control, benefitting farmers, forestry owners and consumers alike;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09911-07-1

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