senate Bill S4287B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes seagrass protection act

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2012 signed chap.272
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
May 07, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2012 1st report cal.593
Mar 30, 2012 print number 4287b
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
May 14, 2012 returned to senate
repassed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.274
substituted for a7988a
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 24, 2011 recommitted to rules
restored to third reading
substitution reconsidered
Jun 22, 2011 substituted by a7988
ordered to third reading cal.1498
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to commerce, economic development and small business
Jun 01, 2011 print number 4287a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 28, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

S4287 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7988A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 7 §§13-0701 - 13-0705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7235A, A10269B, S8343
2011-2012: S2741A

S4287 - Summary

Establishes the seagrass protection act; defines terms; outlines department of environmental conservation's responsibilities in developing seagrass management areas.

S4287 - Sponsor Memo

S4287 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4287

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JOHNSON -- 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
  establishing the seagrass protection act

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

  Section 1. Article 13 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 7 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 7
                         SEAGRASS PROTECTION ACT
SECTION 13-0701. SHORT TITLE.
        13-0703. DEFINITIONS.
        13-0705. DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
        13-0707. FERTILIZER REDUCTION IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES.
S 13-0701. SHORT TITLE.
  THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS  THE  SEAGRASS  PROTECTION
ACT.
S 13-0703. DEFINITIONS.
  1.  "COASTAL COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, AS DEFINED
IN SECTION TWO OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU  OR
SUFFOLK.
  2.  "FERTILIZER" SHALL MEAN A COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTED PRIMA-
RILY FOR NON-FARM USE, SUCH AS HOME GARDENS, LAWNS, SHRUBBERY,  FLOWERS,
MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES AND MUNICIPAL PARKS.
  3.  "SEAGRASS"  SHALL  MEAN  ROOTED, VASCULAR, FLOWERING MARINE PLANTS
THAT ARE SUBMERGED IN NEW YORK'S  BAYS  AND  COASTAL  WATERS,  INCLUDING
ZOSTERA MARINA AND RUPPIA MARITIME.
S 13-0705. DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ADOPT RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS TO REGULATE COASTAL AND MARINE ACTIVITIES THAT THREATEN SEAGRASS
BEDS OR SEAGRASS RESTORATION EFFORTS, INCLUDING THE DESIGNATION OF SEAG-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10538-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S4287A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7988A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 7 §§13-0701 - 13-0705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7235A, A10269B, S8343
2011-2012: S2741A

S4287A - Summary

Establishes the seagrass protection act; defines terms; outlines department of environmental conservation's responsibilities in developing seagrass management areas.

S4287A - Sponsor Memo

S4287A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4287--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  establishing the seagrass protection act

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

  Section 1. Article 13 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 7 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 7
                         SEAGRASS PROTECTION ACT
SECTION 13-0701. SHORT TITLE.
        13-0703. DEFINITIONS.
        13-0705. DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
S 13-0701. SHORT TITLE.
  THIS  ACT  SHALL  BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE SEAGRASS PROTECTION
ACT.
S 13-0703. DEFINITIONS.
  1. "COASTAL COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, AS  DEFINED
IN SECTION TWO OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUN-
TIES.
  2.  "SEAGRASS"  SHALL  MEAN  ROOTED, VASCULAR, FLOWERING MARINE PLANTS
THAT ARE SUBMERGED IN NEW YORK'S  BAYS  AND  COASTAL  WATERS,  INCLUDING
SPARTINA ALTERNIFLORA, ZOSTERA MARINA AND RUPPIA MARITIME.
S 13-0705. DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
  1.    THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DESIGNATE SEAGRASS MANAGEMENT AREAS. DESIG-
NATION OF SUCH AREAS SHALL INCLUDE CONSIDERATION,  ON  A  GEOGRAPHIC  OR
ESTUARINE BASIS, OF LIKELY THREATS TO SEAGRASS.
  2.  FOR EACH DESIGNATED SEAGRASS MANAGEMENT AREA, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
DEVELOP AND ADOPT A SEAGRASS MANAGEMENT PLAN TO GUIDE THE DEVELOPMENT OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10538-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S4287B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7988A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 7 §§13-0701 - 13-0705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7235A, A10269B, S8343
2011-2012: S2741A

S4287B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the seagrass protection act; defines terms; outlines department of environmental conservation's responsibilities in developing seagrass management areas.

S4287B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4287B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4287--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. JOHNSON, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Senate Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  establishing the seagrass protection act

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

  Section 1. Article 13 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 7 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 7
                         SEAGRASS PROTECTION ACT
SECTION 13-0701. SHORT TITLE.
        13-0703. DEFINITIONS.
        13-0705. DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
S 13-0701. SHORT TITLE.
  THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS  THE  SEAGRASS  PROTECTION
ACT.
S 13-0703. DEFINITIONS.
  1.  "COASTAL COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, AS DEFINED
IN SECTION TWO OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUN-
TIES.
  2. "SEAGRASS" SHALL MEAN ROOTED,  VASCULAR,  FLOWERING  MARINE  PLANTS
THAT  ARE  SUBMERGED  IN  NEW  YORK'S BAYS AND COASTAL WATERS, INCLUDING
ZOSTERA MARINA AND RUPPIA MARITIMA.
S 13-0705. DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10538-04-2

S. 4287--B                          2

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