senate Bill S4443

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the Long Island aquifer commission; repealer

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 07, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 01, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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May 7, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 7, 2013

S4443 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §55-0112, rpld §55-0113 subs 5, 6, 7 & 8, En Con L

S4443 - Summary

Creates the Long Island aquifer commission.

S4443 - Sponsor Memo

S4443 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4443

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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
  creating  the  Long  Island  aquifer commission, and to repeal certain
  provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature finds that protecting
Long Island's sole  source  aquifer  from  contaminants,  from  whatever
source,  is  critical  to  the  health  and wellbeing of millions of the
state's citizens. Although the importance of this resource is indisputa-
ble, ensuring its protection  requires  maximum  coordination  from  all
parts of Long Island and New York state.
  The  legislature  further  finds that guaranteeing adequate supply and
delivery of fresh drinking water at a reasonable  cost  on  Long  Island
requires  cooperation  and  sharing of information and resources between
Long Island and the New York state department of environmental conserva-
tion and department of health.
  S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 55-0112 to read as follows:
S 55-0112. LONG ISLAND AQUIFER COMMISSION.
  1.  THE COMMISSION.  (A) THERE IS HEREBY CREATED THE LONG ISLAND AQUI-
FER COMMISSION, WHICH SHALL POSSESS THE POWERS AND DUTIES SET  FORTH  IN
THIS SECTION.  THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIST OF SEVEN VOTING MEMBERS: THE
CHAIR  OF  THE  LONG  ISLAND  WATER CONFERENCE, THE CHAIR OF THE SUFFOLK
COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY, ONE PERSON APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, ONE PERSON
APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ONE PERSON APPOINTED
BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND ONE PERSON APPOINTED BY EACH  OF  THE
COUNTY  EXECUTIVES FOR THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK. ALL APPOINTED
MEMBERS SHALL HAVE A BACKGROUND IN ONE OR MORE OF THE  FOLLOWING  AREAS:
HYDROLOGY,  GEOLOGY,  HYDROGEOLOGY,  PUBLIC  SANITATION,  PUBLIC HEALTH,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09674-03-3

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