Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018
referred to governmental operations
|Jan 27, 2017
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A3410
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A3410 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Governmental Operations
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §3-0121, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5962, S4586
2015-2016: A6450, S78
2019-2020: A4055, S25
2017-A3410 (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.
2017-A3410 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3410 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 27, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored 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". § 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.
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