assembly Bill A6450

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "bird-friendly building council act" to establish a council to promote the use of bird-friendly building materials and design features in buildings

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Mar 25, 2015 referred to governmental operations

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A6450 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S78
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3-0121, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6342, S4204
2013-2014: A5962, S4586
2017-2018: A3410, S73
2019-2020: A4055, S25

A6450 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "bird-friendly building council act" to establish a council to promote the use of bird-friendly building materials and design features in buildings; research the magnitude of problems facing birds colliding with buildings; identify existing and emerging products, technologies and concepts to reduce or eliminate bird mortality from building collisions; and develop public awareness.

A6450 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6450

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 25, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, SCHIMEL, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.   GOTTFRIED -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  enacting the "bird-friendly building council act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "bird-friendly building council act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that:
  (a) a federal multi-agency report issued in 2009, entitled "The  State
of the Birds, United States of America", provides the most comprehensive
assessment to date on the status of bird populations;
  (b)  the  multi-agency  report concludes that nearly one-third of this
nation's 800 bird species are endangered, threatened or  in  significant
decline;
  (c)  daytime  and nighttime collisions with man-made structures is the
most significant quantifiable cause of avian mortality and is increasing
with adverse effects being seen at a  population  level  with  estimates
ranging  from  several  hundred  million to one billion birds dying from
collisions annually in the United States;
  (d) not only are birds beautiful, interesting  and  fascinating  crea-
tures  that  are  eagerly  welcomed  by millions of Americans into their
backyards every year, but birds also have significant  positive  impacts
on the economies of the United States and New York state;
  (e)  the  United  States  Fish  and Wildlife Service has reported that
birdwatchers contribute thirty-six billion dollars annually to the econ-
omy, and birds naturally provide  billions  of  dollars  worth  of  pest
control, benefitting farmers, forestry owners and consumers alike;
  (f)   bird-safe   design   features   can  be  incorporated  into  new
construction and major renovation projects at no to minimal extra  cost;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01403-01-5

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