senate Bill S5727

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Adds certain lands in the Carmans River Watershed to the Central Pine Barrens Area and the Core Preservation Area; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7905 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.240
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1506
substituted for s5727
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a7905
ordered to third reading cal.1506
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2013 referred to environmental conservation


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S5727 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add ยง57-0107 subs 10 & 11, En Con L; rpld Chap 538 of 2011

S5727 - Summary

Adds certain lands in the Carmans River Watershed to the Central Pine Barrens Area and the Core Preservation Area.

S5727 - Sponsor Memo

S5727 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens. LAVALLE, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  addition of certain lands  in  the  Carmans  River  Watershed  to  the
  Central  Pine  Barrens  Area and the Core Preservation Area; to repeal
  chapter 538 of the laws of 2011 amending the  environmental  conserva-
  tion  law relating to the addition of certain lands within the Carmans
  River Watershed to the core preservation  area  of  the  Central  Pine
  Barrens,  relating  thereto;  and  to repeal certain provisions of the
  environmental conservation law relating thereto


  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The legislature finds that expanding
the  Central Pine Barrens Area and the core preservation area, as estab-
lished in chapter 286 of the laws of 1998 will increase  protection  for
the  Carmans  River  and its watershed and is a vital goal that benefits
the environment and the economy of the state. The Carmans River  is  one
of  only two found within the Central Pine Barrens. As such, the Carmans
River represents a significant and integral part  of  the  Central  Pine
Barrens  ecosystem.  Although various state and local measures have been
undertaken to protect the Carmans River over the last  several  decades,
recent  scientific  studies  have  indicated  that existing measures are
insufficient to protect the Carmans River.  Further, the  Carmans  River
is declining in both the quality of its surface water and its ecological
integrity.  The  entire watercourse of the Carmans River lies within the
Central Pine Barrens and much of its  groundwater  watershed  also  lies
within the Central Pine Barrens and entirely within the town of Brookha-
ven.  Accordingly,  the most effective means of achieving the objectives
of environmental preservation of the Carmans River watershed and econom-
ic growth on other areas of the town of Brookhaven would  be  to  expand

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


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