senate Bill S4396A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to implement preventative and control measures for the spread of invasive species

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.293
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.187
substituted for a9132a
Jun 03, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 21, 2014 amended on third reading 4396a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 21, 2014 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 03, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 11, 2014 1st report cal.168
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 21, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 20, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2013 1st report cal.469
Mar 26, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 11, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4396
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4396
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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A (Active)
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A (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S4396 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9132A
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9, Cons Dists L

S4396 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to implement preventative and control measures for the spread of invasive species.

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BILL NUMBER:S4396

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 carry out preventative and control measures
for the spread of invasive species

PURPOSE:

Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to
implement preventative and control measures for the spread of invasive
species.

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 carry out preventative and
control measures for the spread of invasive species 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:

Invasive species pose a significant threat to our state's natural
resources because they can threaten natural habitats, displace or
erradicate native species, and contaminate our waters, forests and
farms. Solid and Water Conservation districts have proven to be an
invaluable tool in preserving and protecting New York's soil, water
and other natural resources.

In 2012, 24 of 58 Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) reported
involvement in invasive species control. Of those 62 projects were to
combat invasive weeds. Further, in 2012, SWCD treated 6,551.5 acres
for invasive species.

Warren County SWCD is combating Asian clams in Lake George, while
Tompkins SWCD is addressing the Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake. The Onondaga
SWCD is heavily involved in the efforts to inventory and treat trees
impacted by the notorious Emerald Ashe Boer.

Other well known invasives being addressed by SWCDs include: the Spiny
Water Flea, Eurasian Water Milfoil, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Purple
Loosestrife, Giant Hog Weed, Japanese Knotweed, Black Swallow Wart,
Japanese Honeysuckle, Mile a Minute Vine, Garlic mustard, Viburum Leaf
Beetle, and the European Boer.

The State's SWCDs are sought after by municipalities, farmers, and the
general public, and a natural fit for Invasive Species control due to
their technical ability to identify, eradicate and control the spread
of invasives. In addition, SWCDs, as nonregulatory entities, are able
to access private and public lands, as well as write and administer
grants for education and eradication programs.


As the challenges of invasives grows, and continue to spread
throughout the state, the demand far SWCD technical knowledge will
only increase. When the Department of Conservation's staffing cuts are
also taken into account, the SWCD involvement with helping to stop
invasives is even more critical.

At the request of the SWCDs, this legislation provides statutory
authority for them to continue preventative and control measures, such
as the remediation and education programs already implemented. These
programs focus on identification, eradication, prevention and
education about invasives. This legislation will ensure that they can
continue to provide these critical services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  4396

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 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 carry out  preventative  and  control  measures  for  the
  spread of invasive species

  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 CARRY OUT PREVENTATIVE AND CONTROL MEASURES FOR THE SPREAD OF
INVASIVE SPECIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04344-01-3

Co-Sponsors

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S4396A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9132A
Law Section:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9, Cons Dists L

S4396A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to implement preventative and control measures for the spread of invasive species.

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BILL NUMBER:S4396A

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 carry out preventative and control measures
for the spread of invasive species

PURPOSE:

Authorizes directors of soil and water conservation districts to
imple- ment preventative and control measures for the spread of
invasive species.

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 carry out preventative and
control measures for the spread of invasive species 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:

Invasive species pose a significant threat to our state's natural
resources because they can threaten natural habitats, displace or
eradicate native species, and contaminate our waters, forests and
farms. Soil and Water Conservation Districts have proven to be an
invaluable tool in preserving and protecting New York's soil, water
and other natural resources.

In 2012, 24 of 58 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)
reported involvement in invasive species control. Of those, 62
projects were to combat invasive weeds. Further, in 2012, SWCDs
treated 6,551.5 acres for invasive species.

Warren County SWCD is combating Asian clams in Lake George, while
Tompkins SWCD is addressing the Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake. The Onondaga
SWCD is heavily involved in the efforts to inventory and treat trees
impacted by the notorious Emerald Ashe Borer.

Other well known invasives being addressed by SWCDs include: the Spiny
Water Flea, Eurasian Water Milfoil, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Purple
Loosestrife, Giant Hog Weed, Japanese Knotweed, Black Swallow Wart,
Japanese Honeysuckle, Mile a Minute Vine, Garlic mustard, Viburum Leaf
Beetle, and the European Borer.

The State's SWCDs are sought after by municipalities, farmers, and the
general public, and a natural fit for Invasive Species control due to
their technical ability to identify, eradicate and control the spread
of invasives. In addition, SWCDs, as nonregulatory entities, are able
to access private and public lands, as well as write and administer
grants for education and eradication programs.


As the challenges of invasives grows, and continue to spread
throughout the state, the demand for SWCDs technical knowledge will
only increase. When the Department of Conservation's staffing cuts are
also taken into account, the SWCDs involvement with helping to stop
invasives is even more critical.

At the request of the SWCDs, this legislation provides statutory
authority for them to continue preventative and control measures, such
as the remediation and education programs already implemented. These
programs focus on identification, eradication, prevention and
education about invasives. This legislation will ensure that they can
continue to provide these critical services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: S.4396 PASSED SENATE

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 4396--A
    Cal. No. 168

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced   by  Sens.  YOUNG,  MARCHIONE,  MAZIARZ,  NOZZOLIO,  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 -- recommit-
  ted to the Committee on Environmental 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 carry out  preventative  and  control  measures  for  the
  spread of invasive species

  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 CARRY OUT PREVENTATIVE AND CONTROL MEASURES FOR THE SPREAD OF
PROHIBITED AND REGULATED SPECIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 9-1709 OF THE ENVI-
RONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04344-03-4

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