senate Bill S4357

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relating to selectively cutting timber

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Mar 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 25, 2014 1st report cal.340
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 21, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Mar 25, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4357
5
4
committee
5
Aye
4
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 25, 2014

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S4357 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7071
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24-0701, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4361, A4781
2009-2010: S7813, A11183

S4357 - Summary

Relates to selectively cutting timber and exclusion of current best management practices from regulated activities.

S4357 - Sponsor Memo

S4357 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4357

                       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  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  selectively cutting timber

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4  of  section  24-0701  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 697 of the laws of 1979, is
amended to read as follows:
  4. The activities of farmers  and  other  landowners  in  grazing  and
watering livestock, making reasonable use of water resources, harvesting
natural  products  of the wetlands, selectively cutting timber, draining
land or wetlands for growing agricultural products and otherwise  engag-
ing  in  the  use  of  wetlands  or  other land for growing agricultural
products shall be excluded  from  regulated  activities  and  shall  not
require  a  permit  under subdivision one hereof, except that structures
not required for enhancement or maintenance of the agricultural  produc-
tivity  of  the  land  and  any filling activities shall not be excluded
hereunder, and provided that the use of land designated as a  freshwater
wetland  upon  the freshwater wetlands map at the effective date thereof
for uses other than those referred  to  in  this  subdivision  shall  be
subject  to  the  provisions of this article.   WHEN SELECTIVELY CUTTING
TIMBER, THE CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF TEMPORARY SKIDDER TRAILS AND MACHIN-
ERY, USING CURRENT BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AS DEFINED  BY  THE  UNITED
STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  FOREST SERVICES, FOR THE REMOVAL OF
SUCH TIMBER SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM REGULATED ACTIVITIES  AND  SHALL  NOT
REQUIRE A PERMIT UNDER SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02529-01-3

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