|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Apr 12, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S4586
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4586 - Details
S4586 - Summary
Enacts the "bird-friendly building council act" to establish a council to promote the use of bird-friendly building materials and design features in buildings; research the magnitude of problems facing birds colliding with buildings; identify existing and emerging products, technologies and concepts to reduce or eliminate bird mortality from building collisions; develop public awareness.
S4586 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4586 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the "bird-friendly building council act" PURPOSE: To create the bird-friendly building council act. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 titles this the bird-friendly building council act. Section 2 states legislative findings. Section 3. Creates the bird friendly building council which shall consist of between 11-15 members and includes language as to who some of those members shall be. Further this section lays out specific requirements of the council, including attempting to figure out the magnitude of bird strikes, developing criteria and guidelines for identifying existing buildings that pose a threat for collision, identify emerging products and technology to help reduce or eliminate the threat, identify potential funding sources to fund a retrofit or replacement of windows for problematic buildings, promote public awareness, support and fund additional research to understand bird-building collisions, coordinate with other design organizations. Further the council in cooperation with DEC and OGS shall develop a set of proposed standards governing bird-friendly building designs.
S4586 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4586 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 12, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 enacting the "bird-friendly building council 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 "bird-friendly building council act". S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that: (a) a federal multi-agency report issued in 2009, entitled "The State of the Birds, United States of America", provides the most comprehensive assessment to date on the status of bird populations; (b) the multi-agency report concludes that nearly one-third of this nation's 800 bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant decline; (c) daytime and nighttime collisions with man-made structures is the most significant quantifiable cause of avian mortality and is increasing with adverse effects being seen at a population level with estimates ranging from several hundred million to one billion birds dying from collisions annually in the United States; (d) not only are birds beautiful, interesting and fascinating crea- tures that are eagerly welcomed by millions of Americans into their backyards every year, but birds also have significant positive impacts on the economies of the United States and New York state; (e) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has reported that birdwatchers contribute thirty-six billion dollars annually to the econ- omy, and birds naturally provide billions of dollars worth of pest control, benefitting farmers, forestry owners and consumers alike; (f) bird-safe design features can be incorporated into new construction and major renovation projects at no to minimal extra cost; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04614-01-3
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