senate Bill S7908

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state ocean acidification task force

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10264 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.464
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1517
substituted for s7908
Jun 14, 2016 substituted by a10264
Jun 07, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1517
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 24, 2016 referred to environmental conservation


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S7908 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S7908 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York state ocean acidification task force to identify the causes and factors contributing to ocean acidification and to evaluate ways of addressing the problem by applying the best available science as to ocean acidification and its anticipated impacts.

S7908 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7908 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2016

Introduced  by Sens. LAVALLE, HANNON, MARCELLINO, VENDITTO -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT in relation to creating the New York  state  ocean  acidification
  task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi-
  ration thereof


  Section 1. New York state ocean acidification task force. 1.  There is
hereby established, within the department of environmental conservation,
an ocean acidification task force ("task force") which shall consist  of
14 members who shall be appointed as follows:
  (a)  the  commissioner  of  environmental  conservation  or his or her
  (b) the secretary of state or his or her designee;
  (c) the commissioner of the office of general services or his  or  her
  (d) two members appointed by the governor;
  (e)  two  members  to  be  appointed by the temporary president of the
  (f) two members to be appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
  (g) one member to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
  (h) one member to be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly;
  (i) one member to be appointed by the mayor of the city of New York;
  (j) one member to be appointed by the county executive of  the  county
of Nassau; and
  (k)  one  member to be appointed by the county executive of the county
of Suffolk.
  2. The at large members should include individuals with  expertise  in
one  or  more of the following areas: climatology; hydrology; economics;
marine fisheries including commercial and/or recreational fishing; envi-
ronmental; aquaculture; oceanography or  coastal  ocean  science;  ocean
acidification; and ecology or environmental biology.

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


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