senate Bill S4356A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to undertake public information and education programs relating to water and soil conservation

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.292
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.83
substituted for a9131a
Jun 03, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 21, 2014 amended on third reading 4356a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 21, 2014 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 07, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2014 1st report cal.257
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2013 1st report cal.465
Mar 21, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Mar 11, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4356
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committee
12
Aye
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4356
12
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S4356 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9131A
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9, Cons Dists L

S4356 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to undertake public information and education programs on the principles and practices for the preservation and conservation of the soil and water resources of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S4356

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the soil and water conservation
districts law, in relation to authorizing directors of soil and water
conservation districts to undertake public information and education
programs

PURPOSE: Authorizes a public information and education program for
soil and water conservation districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Section 9 of the soil and water
conservation districts law by adding a new subdivision 16 allowing
soil and water conservation districts to undertake an extensive public
information and education program to inform and involve other public
and private organizations and groups and the general public in the
commitment to the principles and practices of preservation and
conservation of the soil and water resources of this state and to the
policies set forth in section two of the current chapter.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, 20% of the State's Soil and Water
Conservation Districts (SWCDS) have Environmental Educators on staff.
Adding Conservation Education to District Law will provide legislative
authority to SWCDs for providing this service and recognize
conservation education as a practice that can stand alone in the
protection of natural resources.

Authorizing a public information and education program for SWCDs will
also legitimize programs and the value of education as an invaluable
tool in preserving and protecting New York's soil, water and other
natural resources.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.2839-A PASSED SENATE; A.3555 Referred to
Environmental Conservation 2011: S.2839-A PASSED SENATE; A.3555
Referred to Environmental Conservation 2010: S.7601 REFERRED TO
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION; A.10843 Referred to Environmental
Conservation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  4356

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  soil  and  water  conservation  districts  law,  in
  relation  to  authorizing  directors  of  soil  and water conservation
  districts to undertake public information and education programs

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

  Section  1. Section 9 of the soil and water conservation districts law
is amended by adding a new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  (16) TO  UNDERTAKE  AN  EXTENSIVE  PUBLIC  INFORMATION  AND  EDUCATION
PROGRAM  TO  INFORM  AND  INVOLVE  PUBLIC  AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS AND
GROUPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN THE COMMITMENT TO  THE  PRINCIPLES  AND
PRACTICES  OF  PRESERVATION  AND  CONSERVATION  OF  THE  SOIL  AND WATER
RESOURCES OF THIS STATE AND TO THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN SECTION TWO  OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04343-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S4356A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9131A
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9, Cons Dists L

S4356A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to undertake public information and education programs on the principles and practices for the preservation and conservation of the soil and water resources of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S4356A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the soil and water conservation
districts law, in relation to authorizing directors of soil and water
conservation districts to undertake public information and education
programs

PURPOSE:

Authorizes a public information and education program for soil and
water conservation districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Section 9 of the soil and water
conservation districts law by adding a new subdivision 16 allowing
soil and water conservation districts to undertake an extensive public
information and education program to inform and involve other public
and private organizations and groups and the general public in the
commitment to the principles and practices of preservation and
conservation of the soil and water resources of this state and to the
policies set forth in section two of the current chapter.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, 20% of the State's Soil and Water Conservation Districts
(SWCDs) have Environmental Educators on staff. Adding Conservation
Education to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law will
provide legislative authority to SWCDs for providing this service and
recognize conservation education as a practice that can stand alone in
the protection of natural resources.

Authorizing a public information and education program for SWCDs will
also legitimize programs and the value of education as an invaluable
tool in preserving and protecting New York's soil, water and other
natural resources.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: S.4356 PASSED SENATE
2012: S.2839-A PASSED SENATE; A.3555 Referred to Environmental
Conservation
2011: S.2839-A PASSED SENATE; A.3555 Referred to Environmental
Conservation
2010: S.7601 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION; A.10843 Referred
to Environmental Conservation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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

                                 4356--A
    Cal. No. 257

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG, O'MARA, RITCHIE, VALESKY -- (at request of
  the Legislative Commission on  Rural  Resources)  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
  the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  soil  and  water conservation districts law, in
  relation to authorizing  directors  of  soil  and  water  conservation
  districts to undertake public information and education programs

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

  Section 1. Section 9 of the soil and water conservation districts  law
is amended by adding a new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  (16)  WITHIN  THE  LIMITS  OF  APPROPRIATIONS  MADE AVAILABLE FOR SUCH
PURPOSES, TO  UNDERTAKE  A  PUBLIC  INFORMATION  AND  EDUCATION  PROGRAM
REGARDING  THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION
OF THE SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES OF THIS STATE SET FORTH IN  SECTION  TWO
OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04343-03-4

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