senate Bill S6905

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes Ballston Lake in the category of major inland lakes for purposes of inclusion in a waterfront revitalization program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.308
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.555
substituted for a9190
Jun 11, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.861
Mar 27, 2014 referred to finance

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S6905 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9190
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง911, Exec L

S6905 - Bill Texts

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Includes Ballston Lake in the category of major inland lakes for purposes of inclusion in a waterfront revitalization program.

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BILL NUMBER:S6905

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
declaring Ballston Lake as a major inland lake for purposes of
inclusion in a waterfront revitalization program

PURPOSE:

To designate Ballston Lake as an Inland Waterway and thereby allow
local communities to participate in New York's Coastal and Inland
Waterways Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The bill amends Subdivision 4 of Section 911 of the Executive Law by
expanding the definition of Inland Waterways to include Ballston Lake.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways
Act (Article 42 of the Executive Law) authorizes and encourages local
governments to develop a waterfront revitalization program for their
coastal areas and inland waterways. The Department of State offers
technical assistance in the preparation of plans, and communities with
approved programs can be eligible for state grants for
waterfront-related projects.

Section 911 of the Executive Law specifies the lakes, rivers and
creeks which are defined as "inland waterways" for purposes of this
program. In recent years, several waterways have been added to the
definition, reflecting the interest in the program and the benefits to
the local communities of participating.

This legislation would expand the definition of inland waterways to
specifically include Ballston Lake, which is located in southern
Saratoga County. Most of the Lake is in the Town of Ballston, with a
small portion being in the Town of Clifton Park. Both towns have
passed resolutions in support of designating the Lake as an inland
waterway. The towns recognize that the Lake is an important natural
resource, which serves as both a primary source of drinking water for
many families as well as a recreational resource. They note that
participation in the program can help encourage and facilitate public
access and encourage the restoration and revitalization of natural and
man-made resources.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately


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

    S. 6905                                                  A. 9190

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

                             March 27, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to declaring Ballston
  Lake as a major inland lake for purposes of inclusion in a  waterfront
  revitalization program

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the execu-
tive law, as separately amended by chapters 133 and 147 of the  laws  of
2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  the  state's major inland lakes consisting of lakes BALLSTON, Big
Tupper, Black, Canadarago, Canandaigua, Cayuga,  Champlain,  Chautauqua,
Conesus,  Cranberry,  George,  Great  Sacandaga, Honoeye, Indian, Keuka,
Long,  Mirror,  Oneida,  Onondaga,  Otisco,  Otsego,   Owasco,   Placid,
Raquette, Ronkonkoma, Sacandaga, Saratoga, Schroon, Seneca, Skaneateles,
Silver  (in  the county of Wyoming) and Saranac, and the Fulton chain of
lakes;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14303-01-4

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