senate Bill S6768A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect national historic landmarks from shore erosion

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 6768a
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.812
Mar 07, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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S6768 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9018A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S6768 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect national historic landmarks from shore erosion.

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BILL NUMBER:S6768

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the commissioner of
environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect the
Montauk Lighthouse from shore erosion

PURPOSE:

This legislation would allow the Department of Environmental
Conservation to undertake any project to protect the Montauk
Lighthouse from shore erosion.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This is a special act authorizing the Department of Environmental
Conservation to undertake any project to protect the Montauk
Lighthouse from shore erosion, notwithstanding any other laws to the
contrary.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Montauk Lighthouse, owned by the Montauk Historical Society, is a
historically significant site on the east end of Long Island.
Unfortunately, the area is seriously threatened by erosion.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is a partner with other
levels of government to protect the Montauk Lighthouse, but State law
does not allow a State agency to enter into this type of agreement
with a not-for-profit corporation.

This legislation would allow such an agreement to protect the Montauk
Lighthouse.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.7177/S.4863
2009-10: A.2295/S.757
2008: A.10551/S.7593

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

    S. 6768                                                  A. 9018

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 7, 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  authorizing  the  commissioner  of  environmental
  conservation  to  undertake projects to protect the Montauk Lighthouse
  from shore erosion

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
commissioner of environmental conservation shall also be  authorized  to
undertake  any  project  to  protect  the  Montauk Lighthouse from shore
erosion.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14234-01-4

S6768A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9018A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S6768A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to undertake projects to protect national historic landmarks from shore erosion.

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BILL NUMBER:S6768A

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the commissioner of environmental
conservation to undertake projects to protect national historic
landmarks from shore erosion

PURPOSE:

This legislation would authorize the Commissioner of Environmental
Conservation to undertake projects to protect national historic
landmarks from shore erosion.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This is a special act to authorize the Commissioner of Environmental
Conservation to undertake projects to protect national historic
landmarks from shore erosion, notwithstanding any other laws to the
contrary.

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is a
partner with other levels of government to protect national historic
landmarks from shore erosion. However, current law does not allow a
State agency to enter into agreements with not-for-profit
organizations which significantly limits the ability of some sites to
take necessary action to protect against shore erosion. For example,
the Montauk Lighthouse, located on the East End of Long Island, has
been designated by the United States Secretary of the Interior as a
national historic landmark. The site was deeded to the Montauk
Historical Society by an act of Congress in 1996. As the owners, the
Montauk Historical Society is precluded from entering into financially
obligated agreements with the State to protect Montauk Point and the
lighthouse from shore erosion.

This legislation is necessary to grant authority to the Commissioner
of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to
undertake any project to protect a national historic landmark to
ensure that necessary measures can be made to protect these sites from
the brutal effects of shore erosion.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.7177/S.4863
2009-10: A.2295/S.757
2008: A.10551/S.7593

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

    S. 6768--A                                            A. 9018--A
    Cal. No. 812

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 7, 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  --  reported  favorably  from said committee, ordered to
  first report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on   Environmental   Conservation   --   committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  authorizing  the  commissioner of environmental conservation to
  undertake projects to protect national historic landmarks  from  shore
  erosion

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the  contrary,  the
commissioner  of  environmental conservation shall also be authorized to
undertake any project to protect a national historic landmark, as desig-
nated by the  United  States  Secretary  of  the  Interior,  from  shore
erosion.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14234-02-4

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