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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to cities|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to cities|
senate Bill S495
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S495 - Details
S495 - Summary
Prohibits the construction, development or siting of hazardous wildlife attractants near airports.
S495 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S495 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to limiting the presence of hazardous wildlife attractants near certain airports located in cities having a population of one million or more persons PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: During the past century, wildlife aircraft strikes have resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives worldwide, as well as billions of dollars in aircraft damage. Hazardous wildlife attractants on and near airports can jeopardize future airport expansion, making proper community land-use planning essential. This legislation provides airport operators and those parties with whom they cooperate with the guidance they need to assess, address and minimize potentially hazardous wildlife attractants when locating new facilities and implementing certain land-use practices on or near public-use airports. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill will limit the presence of wildlife attractants at or near airports, landing fields or seaplane harbors. This bill applies to any municipality with a population of one million or more and any public authority operating or establishing airports, landing fields or seaplane harbors within such
S495 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 495 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to limiting the presence of hazardous wildlife attractants near certain airports located in cities having a population of one million or more persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 355 of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 840 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: S 355. Acquisition of rights and property surrounding airports. 1. Any county, city, village or town which has established and is operating, or will hereafter establish and operate, an airport, landing field or seap- lane harbor, is hereby authorized to condemn, or acquire by purchase or gift, the right to abate or remove any flight hazard including any structure, building, tower, pole, wire, tree or other thing, or portion thereof, located within the flight hazard area being the approach and turning zones which lie within three thousand feet of such airport, landing field or seaplane harbor or within such greater distance as the Federal Civil Aeronautics Administration or its successor may declare to be necessary with respect to any particular airport, landing field or seaplane harbor for the approach and turning zones appurtenant thereto, and which the governing body of such county, city, village or town shall determine to constitute a menace to the safety of aircraft using such airport, landing field or seaplane harbor, or to the safety of persons and property within the flight hazard area above defined, including the right of ingress to and egress from the place upon which such structure, building, tower, pole, wire, tree or other thing exists, for the purpose of such abatement or removal. Any such county, city, village or town is further authorized to condemn or acquire by purchase or gift, the right to unobstructed use of such portion of the air space within three thou- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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