assembly Bill A6342B

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2012 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 04, 2012 referred to governmental operations
Jun 14, 2011 print number 6342b
Jun 14, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Mar 17, 2011 print number 6342a
Mar 17, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Mar 15, 2011 referred to governmental operations

Multi-Sponsors

A6342 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4204
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0121, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5962, S4586
2015-2016: A6450, S78
2017-2018: A3410, S73
2019-2020: A4055, S25

A6342 (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.

A6342 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6342

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Governmental
  Operations

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law, the general municipal law, the
  executive law, the tax law, the environmental conservation law and the
  state  finance  law, in relation to enacting the "bird-friendly build-
  ings 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.
                                                           LBD09911-01-1

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A6342A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4204
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0121, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5962, S4586
2015-2016: A6450, S78
2017-2018: A3410, S73
2019-2020: A4055, S25

A6342A (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.

A6342A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6342--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Governmental
  Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD09911-02-1

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A6342B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4204
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0121, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5962, S4586
2015-2016: A6450, S78
2017-2018: A3410, S73
2019-2020: A4055, S25

A6342B (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.

A6342B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6342--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, SCHIMEL, BARRON -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A.  GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
  on  Governmental  Operations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, 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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09911-08-1

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