senate Bill S2523

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes the issuance and modification of zoning ordinances and regulations within the definition of the term "actions" for purposes of environmental quality review

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 18, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S2523 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-0105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2455
2009-2010: S853

S2523 - Bill Texts

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Includes the issuance and modification of zoning ordinances and regulations within the definition of the term "actions" for purposes of environmental quality review.

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BILL NUMBER:S2523

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to including issuance of and modification of zoning
ordinances and regulations within the definition of the term "actions"
for purposes of environmental quality review

PURPOSE: To ensure that local zoning decisions fully consider all the
environmental ramifications of zoning ordinances changes..

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the State Environmental Quality Review
Act (SEQRA) of the Environmental Conservation law to include the
issuance of and modifications of zoning ordinances and regulations
under the definition of actions.

EXISTING LAW: Existing law includes under the definition of "action"
policy, regulations, and procedure-making.

JUSTIFICATION: Simple land use changes in zoning ordinances can have
profound effects on the natural and built environment Increasing the
density of housing can effect the capacity of both the public sewer
treatment plant and the drinking water treatment facilities. Other
zoning modifications can effect stormwater runoff, preservation of
open space and the preservation of wetlands.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S. 2455 - Referred to Environmental
Conservation 2009-10: S. 853 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2007-08: S. 3839 - Referred to Environmental Conservation 2006: S.
6955 - Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective Immediately.

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

                                  2523

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  including  issuance of and modification of zoning ordinances and regu-
  lations within the definition of the term "actions"  for  purposes  of
  environmental quality review

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (ii) of subdivision 4 of section  8-0105  of  the
environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 228 of the laws of
1976, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) policy, regulations, and procedure-making, INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE
OR MODIFICATION OF ZONING ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07231-01-3

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