senate Bill S4563

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer search and rescue personnel to assist the forest rangers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2016 1st report cal.193
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 22, 2015 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 21, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.362
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 27, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 9, 2016 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4563
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2016

Apr 21, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S4563
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4563 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3509
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง9-0105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3652, A8537
2011-2012: S553, A5016
2013-2014: S1365, A7010
2017-2018: S761, A9756
2019-2020: S1943, A1567

S4563 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer search and rescue personnel to assist the forest rangers in wild, remote and forested areas of the state.

S4563 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4563 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4563

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LITTLE, AVELLA, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  the  forest  ranger force to establish a training program
  for volunteer wild land search and rescue personnel

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  18  of  section  9-0105 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter  617  of  the  laws  of  1984,  is
amended to read as follows:
  18.  A. Establish, operate and maintain a search and rescue program in
fire towns and fire districts of the state. For  the  purposes  of  this
section  fire towns shall mean such towns provided for in section 9-1107
of this chapter and fire districts  shall  be  deemed  to  be  the  fire
protection  areas  provided  for  in  section 9-1109 of this chapter and
regulations promulgated pursuant to  the  authority  of  such  sections.
Pursuant to such program the forest ranger force of the department shall
have the authority to organize, direct and execute search operations for
lost  persons  or  civilian  aircraft  and conduct rescue operations for
persons injured or in serious danger of injury in the wild,  remote  and
forested  areas  of fire towns and fire districts of the state; provided
that, where criminal conduct is suspected or fugitive search is involved
such search or rescue operations shall be conducted under the  jurisdic-
tion of the appropriate law enforcement agency.  Search and rescue oper-
ations  outside of fire towns and fire districts may be conducted by the
forest ranger force upon request of the agency  conducting  such  opera-
tion.
  B. PURSUANT TO SUCH PROGRAM, THE FOREST RANGER FORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH, DIRECT AND MAINTAIN A PROGRAM FOR
THE  PURPOSE  OF  TRAINING AND CREDENTIALING VOLUNTEER, WILD LAND SEARCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05719-01-5

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