|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1512
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Feb 25, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S6667
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6667 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation
S6667 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6667 TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to imposing a moratorium on any plan or proposed plan of the department of environmental conservation to designate the mute swan as a prohibited invasive species or eliminate the mute swan from New York state PURPOSE: To impose a moratorium on the designation of mute swans as a prohibited invasive species and the proposed management plan which would eliminate the species in New York State until an independent committee can report on whether such a designation should be made. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Imposes a moratorium on the designation of the mute swan as a prohibited invasive species. Also imposes a moratorium on the adoption and implementation of a management plan for mute swans. Section 2. Provides for a committee to study the mute swan to determine whether or not the swan should be designated a prohibited species and, if so, should be eliminated in New York. The committee is tasked to investigate management methods other than elimination and make specific findings on each alternative. The committee appointed by the Governor and Legislature, will be composed of seven members who have knowledge and expertise in wildlife management and will report to the Governor and Legislature within a year.
S6667 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6667 A. 8857 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 25, 2014 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT in relation to imposing a moratorium on any plan or proposed plan of the department of environmental conservation to designate the mute swan as a prohibited invasive species or eliminate the mute swan from New York state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, a moratorium is imposed on: a. any plan or proposed plan of the department of environmental conservation to designate the mute swan as a prohibited invasive species; and b. the implementation of any management plan for mute swans in New York state, including, but not limited to, any such management plan that provides for the elimination of mute swans from New York state. S 2. a. There is hereby established a committee to study the mute swan. Such study shall undertake, as its primary focus, to determine whether or not the mute swan shall be designated as a prohibited inva- sive species and, if so designated, whether or not the population of mute swans in New York state should be eliminated. The committee shall consider modalities other than the elimination of the species and make specific findings as to the efficacy of those alternatives. Such committee shall report the findings of its study to the governor and the legislature no later than one year after the effective date of this act. b. Such committee shall consist of seven members as follows: three members who shall be appointed by the governor; two members who shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; and two members who shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly. There shall be no more than one member who is an employee of the department of environ- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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