|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 09, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 02, 2014||1st report cal.1080|
|May 06, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 31, 2014||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S6504
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6504 - Details
S6504 - Summary
Adds powers and duties to the canal corporation; directs the canal corporation to cause the design, preparation of plans, estimates and specifications and the supervision of the erection, construction, repair and removal of all structures referred to be performed by a licensed professional engineer; directs preparation of a flood response plan; makes related provisions.
S6504 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6504 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the canal law, in relation to the gener- al powers and duties of the canal corporation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires the Canal Corporation to operate the canal system in such a manner which mitigates flooding when conditions warrant; to create a plan to respond to flooding in the canal system; to remove debris from canal land and waters which in its judgment are detrimental. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the Canal Law to add a new section 10.3-a, 10.9-b and 10.9-c and amends section 10.16. JUSTIFICATION: In late June 2006, communities, businesses, farms and families were devastated by unprecedented flooding along the Erie Canal. The flooding also caused millions of dollars of damage to the canal system infras- tructure. A subsequent review found that the Canal Corporation should take on a greater role in flooding that occurs on and along the canal system.
S6504 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6504 I N S E N A T E January 31, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the canal law, in relation to the general powers and duties of the canal corporation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 16 of section 10 of the canal law, as amended by chapter 335 of the laws of 2001, is amended and three new subdivi- sions 3-a, 9-b and 9-c are added to read as follows: 3-A. CAUSE THE DESIGN, PREPARATION OF PLANS, ESTIMATES AND SPECIFICA- TIONS AND THE SUPERVISION OF THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR AND REMOVAL OF ALL STRUCTURES HERETOFORE REFERRED TO BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER. 9-B. OPERATE THE CANAL SYSTEM IN SUCH A MANNER WHICH MITIGATES FLOOD- ING ALONG THE SYSTEM TO PROTECT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE LIFE AND PROPERTY ON AND ALONG THE CANAL SYSTEM WHEN EXPECTED AND ACTUAL CONDITIONS WARRANT. 9-C. CAUSE A FLOOD RESPONSE PLAN TO BE CREATED TO RESPOND TO EXPECTED AND ACTUAL FLOODING IN THE CANAL SYSTEM. (1) THE FLOOD RESPONSE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) A PLAN OF ACTION FOR COMMUNICATION WITH MARINERS, COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS, AND THE STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE; (II) INTERNAL COMMAND AND REPORTING COORDINATION; (III) CANAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATION, TO INCLUDE PREEMPTIVE MEASURES; AND (IV) OTHER ELEMENTS AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION AND THE DEPART- MENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION. (2) SUCH PLAN SHALL BE PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE EMER- GENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGERS FROM COUNTIES ADJACENT OR INTERSECTED BY THE CANAL SYSTEM AND THE COMPLETED PLAN MUST BE FILED WITH THE OFFICES THEREOF. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07255-01-3
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