|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to governmental operations|
|Mar 25, 2015||referred to governmental operations|
assembly Bill A6450
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A6450 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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