|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 18, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S8796
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8796 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§24-0105, 24-0107, 24-0301, 24-0701, 24-0703, 24-0901 & 24-0903, rpld §24-1305, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7617, A9764
2019-2020: S5576, S7366, A3658
S8796 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8796 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to freshwater wetlands and repealing section 24-1305 of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: To provide the Department of Environmental Conservation with regulatory authority over freshwater wetlands of one acre or more in size and other wetlands of significant local importance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends § 24-0105 of the Environmental Conserva- tion Law (ECL) to revise and add to the list of benefits derived from wetlands.
S8796 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8796 I N S E N A T E May 18, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAYER, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to freshwater wetlands and repealing section 24-1305 of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 24-0105 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 614 of the laws of 1975 and as renumbered by chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: 7. Any loss of freshwater wetlands deprives the people of the state of some or all of the many and multiple benefits to be derived from wetlands, to wit: (a) flood and storm control by the hydrologic absorption and storage capacity of freshwater wetlands; (b) wildlife habitat by providing breeding, nesting and feeding grounds and cover for many forms of wildlife, wildfowl and shorebirds, including migratory wildfowl and rare, ENDANGERED OR THREATENED species such as the bald eagle and osprey; (c) protection of subsurface water resources and provision for valu- able watersheds and recharging ground water supplies; (d) recreation by providing areas for hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, photography, camping and other uses; (e) pollution treatment by serving as biological and chemical oxida- tion basins; (f) erosion control by serving as sedimentation areas and filtering basins, absorbing silt and organic matter and protecting channels and harbors; (g) education and scientific research by providing readily accessible outdoor bio-physical laboratories, living classrooms and vast training and education resources; [and] EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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