senate Bill S5126

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Rockland Bergen Bi-state watershed flood prevention and protection act"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
May 03, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 5, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5126
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committee
12
Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

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S5126 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2206
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3931, A7428

S5126 - Summary

Enacts the "Rockland Bergen Bi-State Watershed Flood Prevention and Protection Act"; creates the twelve member Rockland Bergen Bi-State River Commission to identify and remediate the potential flood protection hazards along the tributaries and watersheds of the Hackensack River, Mahwah River, Ramapo River, Saddle River and Sparkill Brook/Creek that cross the interstate border region.

S5126 - Sponsor Memo

S5126 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5126

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT enacting the "Rockland Bergen Bi-state watershed flood prevention
  and protection act" and creating the Rockland  Bergen  Bi-state  River
  Commission

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "Rockland
Bergen Bi-state watershed flood prevention and protection act".
  S  2.   The legislature finds and declares that the states of New York
and New Jersey and their respective citizens share a common  concern  to
protect  their  personal  safety and property through the identification
and remediation of potential flood hazards  along  the  tributaries  and
watersheds  of  the Hackensack River, Mahwah River, Ramapo River, Saddle
River, and Sparkill Brook/Creek that cross the interstate border region.
The identification and remediation of potential flood hazards requires a
bi-state  comprehensive  approach.  A   bi-state   comprehensive   flood
prevention  approach  will also help ensure the preservation and mainte-
nance of the environmentally beneficial impacts of the  tributaries  and
watersheds  of  the Hackensack River, Mahwah River, Ramapo River, Saddle
River, and Sparkill Brook/Creek.   A bi-state  approach  will  encourage
open  space  and  recreational  opportunities  along the tributaries and
watersheds of the Hackensack River, Mahwah River, Ramapo  River,  Saddle
River,  and  Sparkill  Brook/Creek.  The  legislature further finds that
there has been a long history  of  cooperation  among  state  and  local
governmental  entities and various private organizations and individuals
in the vicinity of the tributaries  and  watersheds  of  the  Hackensack
River,   Mahwah   River,   Ramapo  River,  Saddle  River,  and  Sparkill
Brook/Creek.
  The legislature therefore determines that there is a need  to  endorse
and formalize that bi-state cooperative effort to identify and remediate

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00707-01-1

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