senate Bill S761

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer search and rescue personnel to assist the forest rangers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.533
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 22, 2017 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Feb 28, 2017 2nd report cal.
Feb 14, 2017 1st report cal.261
Jan 04, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 28, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S761
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 8, 2018 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S761
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jan 8, 2018

Feb 14, 2017 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S761
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Feb 14, 2017

Co-Sponsors

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S761 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9756
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-0105, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3652, A8537
2011-2012: S553, A5016
2013-2014: S1365, A7010
2015-2016: S4563, A3509
2019-2020: S1943, A1567
2021-2022: S5183, A514
2023-2024: S28, A2483

S761 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer search and rescue personnel to assist the forest rangers in wild, remote and forested areas of the state.

S761 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S761 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   761

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LITTLE,  AVELLA, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  the  forest  ranger force to establish a training program
  for volunteer wild land search and rescue personnel

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  18  of  section  9-0105 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter  617  of  the  laws  of  1984,  is
amended to read as follows:
  18.  A. Establish, operate and maintain a search and rescue program in
fire towns and fire districts of the state. For  the  purposes  of  this
section  fire towns shall mean such towns provided for in section 9-1107
of this chapter and fire districts  shall  be  deemed  to  be  the  fire
protection  areas  provided  for  in  section 9-1109 of this chapter and
regulations promulgated pursuant to  the  authority  of  such  sections.
Pursuant to such program the forest ranger force of the department shall
have the authority to organize, direct and execute search operations for
lost  persons  or  civilian  aircraft  and conduct rescue operations for
persons injured or in serious danger of injury in the wild,  remote  and
forested  areas  of fire towns and fire districts of the state; provided
that, where criminal conduct is suspected or fugitive search is involved
such search or rescue operations shall be conducted under the  jurisdic-
tion of the appropriate law enforcement agency.  Search and rescue oper-
ations  outside of fire towns and fire districts may be conducted by the
forest ranger force upon request of the agency  conducting  such  opera-
tion.
  B. PURSUANT TO SUCH PROGRAM, THE FOREST RANGER FORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH, DIRECT AND MAINTAIN A PROGRAM FOR
THE  PURPOSE  OF  TRAINING AND CREDENTIALING VOLUNTEER, WILD LAND SEARCH

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

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