senate Bill S5271

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act"

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Sep 11, 2015 print number 5271b
Sep 11, 2015 amend and recommit to rules
Aug 31, 2015 print number 5271a
Aug 31, 2015 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2015 1st report cal.1089
May 12, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Jun 1, 2015 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2015

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S5271 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Exec L, generally; add §§5-a & 5-c, Pub Serv L; add §2806-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3761
2017-2018: S1519

S5271 - Summary

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act" providing for enhanced disaster preparedness and recovery from disasters.

S5271 - Sponsor Memo

S5271 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5271

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, CARLUCCI, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veter-
  ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the public service law and the public
  health law, in relation to enacting the "natural disaster preparedness
  and mitigation 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 "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act".
  S  2.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature hereby finds that due to
changes in climate and weather patterns, large areas of the  state  have
been severely impacted by repeated hurricanes, tropical storms and other
weather  related natural disasters during the past few years. The condi-
tions created by these hurricanes, tropical  storms  and  other  weather
related  natural  disasters  have  imposed  severe  economic, social and
infrastructure damages to those areas and populaces affected.
  Therefore, the legislature declares  that  the  state,  its  political
subdivisions,  public  utilities and health care facilities must improve
their preparations for, responses to and recovery from future disasters.
This act requires enhanced planning, preparation and mitigation  efforts
for  possible  future  natural  disasters. Natural disaster planning, on
both the state and local levels, by state and local governments,  utili-
ties  and  health  care  facilities  should be comprehensive and include
emergency service organizations which  are  involved  in  mitigation  of
damage  and  recovery  from  disasters  at  all levels. Furthermore, the
responses to disasters must be quick, well coordinated and comprehensive
so as to minimize the loss of life, human suffering, property  loss  and
reduction in business activity. Finally, both public and private infras-
tructures  should  be  designed  and  constructed to minimize the damage

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10286-03-5

Co-Sponsors

S5271A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Exec L, generally; add §§5-a & 5-c, Pub Serv L; add §2806-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3761
2017-2018: S1519

S5271A - Summary

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act" providing for enhanced disaster preparedness and recovery from disasters.

S5271A - Sponsor Memo

S5271A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5271--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, KLEIN, SAVINO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military Affairs --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading, -- said bill committed to the
  Committee on Rules --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the public service law and the public
  health law, in relation to enacting the "natural disaster preparedness
  and mitigation 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 "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act".
  S  2.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature hereby finds that due to
changes in climate and weather patterns, large areas of the  state  have
been severely impacted by repeated hurricanes, tropical storms and other
weather  related natural disasters during the past few years. The condi-
tions created by these hurricanes, tropical  storms  and  other  weather
related  natural  disasters  have  imposed  severe  economic, social and
infrastructure damages to those areas and populaces affected.
  Therefore, the legislature declares  that  the  state,  its  political
subdivisions,  public  utilities and health care facilities must improve
their preparations for, responses to and recovery from future disasters.
This act requires enhanced planning, preparation and mitigation  efforts
for  possible  future  natural  disasters. Natural disaster planning, on
both the state and local levels, by state and local governments,  utili-
ties  and  health  care  facilities  should be comprehensive and include
emergency service organizations which  are  involved  in  mitigation  of
damage  and  recovery  from  disasters  at  all levels. Furthermore, the
responses to disasters must be quick, well coordinated and comprehensive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10286-05-5

Co-Sponsors

S5271B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Exec L, generally; add §§5-a & 5-c, Pub Serv L; add §2806-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3761
2017-2018: S1519

S5271B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act" providing for enhanced disaster preparedness and recovery from disasters.

S5271B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5271B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5271--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, KLEIN, SAVINO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military Affairs --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading, -- said bill committed to the
  Committee on Rules --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the public service law and the public
  health law, in relation to enacting the "natural disaster preparedness
  and mitigation 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 "natural disaster preparedness and mitigation act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature  hereby  finds  that  due  to
changes  in  climate and weather patterns, large areas of the state have
been severely impacted by repeated hurricanes, tropical storms and other
weather related natural disasters during the past few years. The  condi-
tions  created  by  these  hurricanes, tropical storms and other weather
related natural disasters  have  imposed  severe  economic,  social  and
infrastructure damages to those areas and populaces affected.
  Therefore,  the  legislature  declares  that  the state, its political
subdivisions, public utilities and health care facilities  must  improve
their preparations for, responses to and recovery from future disasters.
This  act requires enhanced planning, preparation and mitigation efforts
for possible future natural disasters.  Natural  disaster  planning,  on
both  the state and local levels, by state and local governments, utili-
ties and health care facilities  should  be  comprehensive  and  include
emergency  service  organizations  which  are  involved in mitigation of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10286-06-5

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