senate Bill S4844A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Declares the waters of the state to be public trust resources

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 16, 2013 print number 4844a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 26, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S4844 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6104A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-0103 & 15-0105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9410

S4844 - Summary

Declares the waters of the state to be public trust resources.

S4844 - Sponsor Memo

S4844 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4844

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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
  declaring the waters of the state as public trust resources

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of  section  15-0103  of  the  environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  13.  THE WATERS OF THIS STATE ARE DEEMED TO BE PUBLIC TRUST RESOURCES.
It is in the best interest of the state that provision be made  for  the
regulation and supervision of activities that deplete, defile, damage or
otherwise  adversely  affect  the waters of the state and land resources
associated therewith.
  S 2. The opening paragraph of section  15-0105  of  the  environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  In  recognition  THAT  THE  WATERS  OF  THE  STATE  ARE  PUBLIC  TRUST
RESOURCES, AND IN RECOGNITION of its  sovereign  duty  to  conserve  and
control  its  water  resources for the benefit of all inhabitants of the
state, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state of New
York that:
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09717-01-3

S4844A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6104A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-0103 & 15-0105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9410

S4844A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Declares the waters of the state to be public trust resources.

S4844A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4844A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4844--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  declaring the waters of the state as public trust resources

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  13  of  section 15-0103 of the environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  13. ALL THE WATERS OF  THIS  STATE  ARE  DEEMED  TO  BE  PUBLIC  TRUST
RESOURCES. THE WATERS OF THE STATE ARE VALUABLE PUBLIC NATURAL RESOURCES
AND  THIS  STATE HAS A DUTY AS TRUSTEE TO CONSERVE AND MANAGE ITS WATERS
EFFECTIVELY FOR THE USE AND ENJOYMENT OF PRESENT AND FUTURE  INHABITANTS
AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT. It is in the best interest of
the  state  that provision be made for the regulation and supervision of
activities that deplete, defile, damage or  otherwise  adversely  affect
the waters of the state and land resources associated therewith.
  S  2.  The  opening  paragraph of section 15-0105 of the environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  In  recognition  THAT  THE  WATERS  OF  THE  STATE  ARE  PUBLIC  TRUST
RESOURCES,  AND  IN  RECOGNITION  of  its sovereign duty to conserve and
control its water resources for the benefit of all  inhabitants  of  the
state, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state of New
York that:
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09717-03-3

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