|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 18, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S2523
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2523 - Details
S2523 - Summary
Includes the issuance and modification of zoning ordinances and regulations within the definition of the term "actions" for purposes of environmental quality review.
S2523 - Sponsor Memo
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
S2523 - Bill Text download pdf
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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