senate Bill S7643A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the department of environmental conservation to design a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species and the mitigation of such threat

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2014 signed chap.375
Sep 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1021
substituted for s7643a
Jun 19, 2014 substituted by a9927a
Jun 16, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 7643a
Jun 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2014 1st report cal.1021
May 22, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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May 29, 2014 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S7643
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Bill Amendments

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S7643 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9927A
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §35-d, Nav L

S7643 - Bill Texts

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Directs the department of environmental conservation to design a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species and the mitigation of such threat.

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BILL NUMBER:S7643

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to
directing the department of environmental conservation to establish
and provide for the posting at public boat launches of universal
signage warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species and
providing for the elimination of such threat posed by watercraft

PURPOSE:

Directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to design and
post, at public boat launches, a universal sign warning of the threat
of aquatic invasive species and the mitigation of such threat.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new section 35-d to require the Department of
Environmental Conservation to design and establish a universal sign
which may be posted at any access point to the navigable waters of the
state relating to the threat and mitigation of aquatic invasive
species. The department, within one year of the effective date of this
law, shall post or provide for the posting of this universal sign at
each public boat launch site in the state.

Section 2 contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a serious threat to the ecosystems
and economies of the communities around our lakes, rivers and other
bodies of waters. From Zebra Mussels, which are particularly abundant
in the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and Chautaqua Lake; to Hydrilla on
Long Island, Caygua Lake, and Upper Niagara River; aquatic invasive
species are prevalent throughout our state.

Management of AIS control is very costly. Different types of control
include mechanical, physical, chemical or biological. Each of these
techniques have a collateral impact to the environment and not one is
superior to another. Our best defense of AIS is to prevent the further
spread of these species through education. By requiring universal
signage at public boat launch sites people will be informed of not
only the threat of AIS but also the best methods for boaters to
prevent the spread.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7643

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to directing the depart-
  ment of environmental conservation to establish and  provide  for  the
  posting  at  public  boat launches of universal signage warning of the
  threat of aquatic invasive species and providing for  the  elimination
  of such threat posed by watercraft

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

  Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section  35-d
to read as follows:
  S  35-D.  AQUATIC  INVASIVE SPECIES SIGNS AT PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCHES.  1.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION SHALL DESIGN AND  ESTABLISH
A  UNIVERSAL SIGN WHICH MAY BE POSTED AT ANY ACCESS POINT TO THE NAVIGA-
BLE WATERS OF THE STATE RELATING TO THE THREAT AND MITIGATION OF AQUATIC
INVASIVE SPECIES, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION 9-1703 OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, IN THE WATERS OF THE STATE.
  2. COMMENCING WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  SECTION,
THE  DEPARTMENT  OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION SHALL POST OR PROVIDE FOR
THE POSTING OF THE UNIVERSAL SIGN, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION
ONE OF THIS SECTION, AT EACH PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH IN THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15333-01-4

S7643A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9927A
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §35-d, Nav L

S7643A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Directs the department of environmental conservation to design a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species and the mitigation of such threat.

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BILL NUMBER:S7643A REVISED 6/16/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to
directing the department of environmental conservation to establish
the universal signage warning of the threat of aquatic invasive
species and providing for the elimination of such threat posed by
watercraft

PURPOSE: Directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to
design and post, at public boat launches, a universal sign warning of
the threat of aquatic invasive species and the mitigation of such
threat.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 35-d to require
the Department of Environmental Conservation to design and establish a
universal sign which may be posted at any access point to the
navigable waters of the state relating to the threat and mitigation of
aquatic invasive species. The department, within one year of the
effective date of this law, shall conspicuously post or provide for
the posting of this universal sign of not less than eighteen inches by
twenty-four inches at each public boat launch site in the state.

Section 2 contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a serious threat to
the ecosystems and economies of the communities around our lakes,
rivers and other bodies of waters. From Zebra Mussels, which are
particularly abundant in the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and
Chautaqua Lake; to Hydrilla on Long Island, Caygua Lake, and Upper
Niagara River; aquatic invasive species are prevalent throughout our
state.

Management of AIS control is very costly. Different types of control
include mechanical, physical, chemical or biological. Each of these
techniques have a collateral impact to the environment and not one is
superior to another. Our best defense of AIS is to prevent the further
spread of these species through education. By requiring universal
signage at public boat launch sites people will be informed of not
only the threat of AIS but also the best methods for boaters to
prevent the spread.

It is not the intent of this legislation to require additional signage
related to invasive species at public boat launches where such signage
has already been placed.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7643--A
    Cal. No. 1021

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and  Recreation  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to directing the depart-
  ment  of environmental conservation to establish the universal signage
  warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species  and  providing  for
  the elimination of such threat posed by watercraft

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

  Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section  35-d
to read as follows:
  S  35-D.  AQUATIC  INVASIVE SPECIES SIGNS AT PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCHES.  1.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION SHALL DESIGN AND  ESTABLISH
UNIVERSAL SIGNAGE WHICH MAY BE POSTED AT ANY ACCESS POINT TO THE NAVIGA-
BLE WATERS OF THE STATE RELATING TO THE THREAT AND MITIGATION OF AQUATIC
INVASIVE SPECIES, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION 9-1703 OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION LAW, IN THE WATERS OF THE STATE. THE DEPART-
MENT SHALL PROVIDE THE UNIVERSAL SIGNAGE ON ITS WEBSITE IN A  DOWNLOADA-
BLE FORMAT.
  2.  COMMENCING  WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,
OWNERS OF EACH PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST THE UNIVERSAL
SIGN OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHTEEN INCHES BY TWENTY-FOUR INCHES, ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, AT EACH PUBLIC BOAT  LAUNCH
IN THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15333-03-4

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