senate Bill S2916

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Mar 13, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2014 1st report cal.255
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
May 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2013 1st report cal.566
Jan 25, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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Mar 11, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2916
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2
committee
9
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2014

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aye wr (1)

May 7, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2916
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5
committee
6
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 7, 2013

aye wr (1)

S2916 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง9-0812, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2140
2009-2010: S2894

S2916 - Bill Texts

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Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry.

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BILL NUMBER:S2916

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to forming a task force on interagency cooperation within the
forest industry

PURPOSE: Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the
forestry industry.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new
section 9-0812 which would create a new task force on interagency coop-
eration in the forest industry which will consist of the following six
members: the Commissioner of Agriculture or his or her designee; the CEO
of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority or his
or her designee; two representatives from the New York State forestry
industry to be appointed by the Governor; a local government represen-
tative from a county located within the Catskills State Park to be
appointed by the Governor; and a local government representative from a
county located within the Adirondack State Park to be appointed by the
Governor. The task force shall make recommendations on how to expand the
economic success of those in the forestry industry and how to increase
communication regarding the forestry industry between the government
agencies and between the industry and government agencies and authori-
ties.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Forestry is an important industry for our environment
and economy. The forestry industry has indicated closer-coordination is
necessary between government agencies. The Task Force created by this
legislation would provide that coordination.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.2140 of 2012: Died on Senate Floor Calendar
S.2140 of 2011: Died in Senate Finance Committee S.2894 of 2010: Died in
Senate Environmental Conservation S.2894 of 2009: Died in Senate Envi-
ronmental Conservation S.7798 of 2008: Died in Senate Environmental
Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2916

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 form-
  ing a task force on interagency cooperation within the forest industry

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 9-0812 to read as follows:
S 9-0812. TASK FORCE ON INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IN THE FOREST INDUSTRY.
  1. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT  SHALL
FORM  A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO INCREASE INTERAGENCY COOPERATION
WITH RESPECT TO THE FOREST INDUSTRY.
  2. THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF SIX MEMBERS. THE TASK  FORCE  SHALL
INCLUDE THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS OR HIS OR HER DESIG-
NEE,  THE  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OR HIS OR HER  DESIGNEE,  TWO  REPRESENTATIVES
FROM  THE NEW YORK STATE FORESTRY INDUSTRY TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVER-
NOR, A REPRESENTATIVE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTY LOCATED WITHIN THE
CATSKILLS STATE PARK TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,  AND  A  REPRESEN-
TATIVE  OF  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT  IN A COUNTY LOCATED WITHIN THE ADIRONDACK
STATE PARK TO BE  APPOINTED  BY  THE  GOVERNOR.  ALL  MEMBERS  SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  WITHIN  ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION.
  3. (A) THE TASK FORCE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO EXPAND  THE
ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF THOSE IN THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY.
  (B)  THE  TASK  FORCE  SHALL  MAKE  RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCREASE
COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY BETWEEN  GOVERNMENT  AGEN-
CIES.
  (C)  THE  TASK  FORCE  SHALL  MAKE  RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCREASE
COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY BETWEEN THOSE  ENGAGED  IN
FORESTRY AND RELEVANT AGENCIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07931-01-3

S. 2916                             2

  4.  MEMBERS  OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL SERVE FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS.
ANY PREMATURE VACANCIES SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF  THE  UNEX-
PIRED TERM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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