|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 19, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 29, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 28, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 27, 2012||1st report cal.458|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 20, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1409
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 07, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S553
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S553 - Details
S553 - Summary
Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer search and rescue personnel to assist the forest rangers in wild, remote and forested areas of the state.
S553 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S553 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer wild land search and rescue personnel PURPOSE: To authorize the DEC forest rangers to establish, direct and maintain a program for the purposes of training and credentialing volunteer, wild land search and rescue personnel. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1- Amends subdivision 18 of section 9-0105 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 617 of the laws of 1984 to add a new paragraph (b) to authorize the DEC forest rangers to establish direct and maintain a program for the purposes of training and credentialing volunteer, wild land search and rescue personnel to assist and respond along with forest ranger forces to search for lost and missing persons in wild, remote and forested areas of the state. Section 2 - This act shall take effect immediately. EXISTING LAW:
S553 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 553 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- 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 authorizing the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer wild land search and rescue personnel THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 18 of section 9-0105 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 617 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows: 18. A. Establish, operate and maintain a search and rescue program in fire towns and fire districts of the state. For the purposes of this section fire towns shall mean such towns provided for in section 9-1107 of this chapter and fire districts shall be deemed to be the fire protection areas provided for in section 9-1109 of this chapter and regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority of such sections. Pursuant to such program the forest ranger force of the department shall have the authority to organize, direct and execute search operations for lost persons or civilian aircraft and conduct rescue operations for persons injured or in serious danger of injury in the wild, remote and forested areas of fire towns and fire districts of the state; provided that, where criminal conduct is suspected or fugitive search is involved such search or rescue operations shall be conducted under the jurisdic- tion of the appropriate law enforcement agency. Search and rescue oper- ations outside of fire towns and fire districts may be conducted by the forest ranger force upon request of the agency conducting such opera- tion. B. PURSUANT TO SUCH PROGRAM, THE FOREST RANGER FORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH, DIRECT AND MAINTAIN A PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAINING AND CREDENTIALING VOLUNTEER, WILD LAND SEARCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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