senate Bill S3761A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act"

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Jan 28, 2014 print number 3761a
amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 14, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S3761 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Exec L, generally; add §§5-a & 5-c, Pub Serv L; add §2806-a, Pub Health L; add §95-h, St Fin L; amd §3641, Ed L

S3761 - Summary

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act" providing for enhanced disaster preparedness and recovery from disasters.

S3761 - Sponsor Memo

S3761 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3761

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the public service  law,  the  public
  health  law,  the state finance law and the education law, in relation
  to enacting the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation 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 "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature  hereby  finds  that  due  to
changes  in  climate  and  weather patterns that may be due, in part, to
global warming that large areas of the state have been severely impacted
by repeated  hurricanes,  tropical  storms  and  other  weather  related
natural  disasters  during the past few years. The conditions created by
these hurricanes, tropical storms  and  other  weather  related  natural
disasters  have  imposed  severe  economic,  social  and  infrastructure
damages to those areas and populaces affected.
  Therefore, the legislature declares  that  the  state,  its  political
subdivisions,  public  utilities and health care facilities must improve
their preparations for, responses to and recovery from future disasters.
This act requires enhanced planning, preparation and mitigation  efforts
for  possible  future  natural  disasters. Natural disaster planning, on
both the state and local levels, by state and local governments,  utili-
ties  and  health  care  facilities  should be comprehensive and include
emergency service organizations which  are  involved  in  mitigation  of
damage  and  recovery  from  disasters  at  all levels. Furthermore, the
responses to disasters must be quick, well coordinated and comprehensive
so as to minimize the loss of life, human suffering, property  loss  and
reduction in business activity. Finally, both public and private infras-
tructures  should  be  designed  and  constructed to minimize the damage

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08614-01-3

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S3761A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Exec L, generally; add §§5-a & 5-c, Pub Serv L; add §2806-a, Pub Health L; add §95-h, St Fin L; amd §3641, Ed L

S3761A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act" providing for enhanced disaster preparedness and recovery from disasters.

S3761A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3761A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3761--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SMITH,  ADDABBO, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veter-
  ans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military  Affairs -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military  Affairs  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, the public service law, the public
  health law, the state finance law and the education law,  in  relation
  to enacting the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation 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 "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act".
  S  2.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature hereby finds that due to
changes in climate and weather patterns that may be  due,  in  part,  to
global warming that large areas of the state have been severely impacted
by  repeated  hurricanes,  tropical  storms  and  other  weather related
natural disasters during the past few years. The conditions  created  by
these  hurricanes,  tropical  storms  and  other weather related natural
disasters  have  imposed  severe  economic,  social  and  infrastructure
damages to those areas and populaces affected.
  Therefore,  the  legislature  declares  that  the state, its political
subdivisions, public utilities and health care facilities  must  improve
their preparations for, responses to and recovery from future disasters.
This  act requires enhanced planning, preparation and mitigation efforts
for possible future natural disasters.  Natural  disaster  planning,  on
both  the state and local levels, by state and local governments, utili-
ties and health care facilities  should  be  comprehensive  and  include
emergency  service  organizations  which  are  involved in mitigation of
damage and recovery from  disasters  at  all  levels.  Furthermore,  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08614-02-4

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