senate Bill S4763

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Includes the Sacandaga River within the definition of inland waterways for the purposes of waterfront revitalization

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 20, 2011 signed chap.166
Jul 08, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1193
substituted for s4763
Jun 17, 2011 substituted by a7241
Jun 13, 2011 ordered to third reading cal.1193
reported and committed to rules
Apr 20, 2011 referred to finance

Votes

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Jun 14, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S4763
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 14, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S4763
23
1
committee
23
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4763 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7241
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง911, Exec L

S4763 - Bill Texts

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Includes the Sacandaga river within the definition of inland waterways for the purposes of waterfront revitalization.

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BILL NUMBER:S4763

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to including the Sacandaga River
within the definition of "inland waterways" for the purposes of
waterfront revitalization

PURPOSE:
To designate the Sacandaga River as an Inland Waterway for purposes
of the State's Coastal and Inland Waterways Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill amends Subdivision 4 of Section 911 of the Executive Law by
expanding the definition of Inland Waterways to include the Sacandaga
River.

JUSTIFICATION:
Designation as an "inland waterway" makes the local communities along
such waterway eligible to participate in New York's Coastal and
Inland Waterways Program. The State offers a grant program, funded
through the Environmental Protection Fund, which assists communities
in developing and implementing local waterfront revitalization
programs. These initiatives can be invaluable in revitalizing the
area and in fostering the beneficial use of the waterfront.
In recent years, several waterways have been added to the definition,
reflecting the interest in, and benefits of, this program. This
legislation would amend the definition to also include the Sacandaga
River, located in Saratoga and Hamilton counties. The Sacandaga River
feeds into the Great Sacandaga Lake, which is already defined to be
an inland waterway. In addition, there is a short stretch of the
Sacandaga River in the Town of Hadley (Saratoga County) which
connects two bodies of water which are already designated as inland
waterways: the Great Sacandaga Lake and the Hudson River. This
particular stretch of river is known for its recreational
opportunities, especially whitewater rafting, as well as for being
the site of a restored and unique historic bridge from the late 1800s.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 4763                                                  A. 7241

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 20, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SAYWARD -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to including the Sacanda-
  ga  River within the definition of "inland waterways" for the purposes
  of waterfront revitalization

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 911 of the executive law, as sepa-
rately  amended by chapters 9 and 184 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  4. "Inland waterways" shall mean (a) the state's  major  inland  lakes
consisting  of  lakes Big Tupper, Black, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Champlain,
Chautauqua, Conesus, Cranberry, George, Great Sacandaga, Honoeye,  Indi-
an, Keuka, Long, Mirror, Oneida, Onondaga, Otisco, Otsego, Owasco, Plac-
id,  Raquette, Ronkonkoma, Sacandaga, Saratoga, Schroon, Seneca, Skanea-
teles, Silver (in the county of Wyoming) and  Saranac,  and  the  Fulton
chain  of  lakes; (b) the state's major rivers comprised of the Ausable,
Black, Boquet, Canisteo, Chaumont  (including  Chaumont  bay),  Chemung,
Cohocton,  Delaware,  Deer, Genesee, Grasse, Hudson north of the federal
dam at Troy, Indian, Little (in  the  Adirondack  park),  Little  Salmon
(including  north  and  south branches), Mad, Mettowee, Mohawk, Oswegat-
chie, Racquette, SACANDAGA,  Salmon,  Saranac,  Susquehanna,  Tioga  and
Tioughnioga  rivers,  and  the  north  and  middle branches of the Moose
river; (c) the state's major creeks comprised of the Bushkill, Cincinna-
ti, East  Kill,  Esopus  (including  upper  and  lower  branches),  Fish
(including  east and west branches), Gooseberry, Little Sandy, Onondaga,
Sandy, Schoharie, South Sandy, Oatka and Tonawanda and  West  Kill;  (d)
the  Barge  Canal System as defined in section two of the canal law; and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10826-01-1

S. 4763                             2                            A. 7241

(e) the adjacent shorelands to the extent that such  inland  waters  and
adjacent  lands are strongly influenced by each other including, but not
limited to, islands, wetlands, beaches, dunes, barrier islands,  cliffs,
bluffs and erosion prone areas.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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