senate Bill S1571

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force on tree maintenance and safety in the city of New York and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to cities
Jan 10, 2017 referred to cities

S1571 - Details

Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6895

S1571 - Summary

Establishes a task force on tree maintenance and safety in the city of New York to evaluate the department of parks and recreation's policies on tree maintenance, and to determine any improvements necessary to ensure public safety.

S1571 - Sponsor Memo

S1571 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1571

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to establish a task force on tree maintenance and safety  in  the
  city of New York; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. A task force on tree maintenance and safety in the city  of
New  York  is  hereby  established  to  examine, evaluate, accept public
comment and make recommendations concerning the adequacy of the New York
city department of parks and recreation's policies for tree  maintenance
and the status and safety of trees within the city of New York. The task
force  shall  determine  whether such policies are currently being prac-
ticed and whether such policies are sufficient to prevent accidents. The
task force may make such recommendations, as it deems fit, to revise and
alter policies for tree maintenance in the city of New  York  to  better
promote safety and protect the public.
  S 2. The task force shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as
follows:
  (a)  three members appointed by the New York State Arborists (Interna-
tional Society of Arboriculture Chapter);
  (b) two members appointed by New Yorkers for Parks;
  (c) two members appointed by Park Advocates;
  (d) one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
  (e) one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and
  (f) two members appointed by the governor.
  The members of the task force shall each have experience or  education
in  the various facets of tree maintenance and public safety. The gover-
nor shall designate the chair of the task force from among the  appoint-
ees.  Vacancies  in  the membership of the task force shall be filled in
the manner provided for original appointments.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01230-01-7

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