assembly Bill A8123A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.312
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.526
rules report cal.526
reported
Jun 11, 2019 amend and recommit to rules 8123a
Jun 06, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A8123 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6484
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§802, 805, 809 & 810, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A4074, S1145

A8123 - Summary

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park; strengthens land use and development provisions in the Adirondack park so as to curtail rural sprawl.

A8123 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8123

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to preserving  ecological
  integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and statement of purpose. When enacted
in nineteen hundred seventy-three, the  Adirondack  park  land  use  and
development   plan   represented  an  historic  application  of  natural
resource-based land use control and economic opportunity for the  park's
residents  and communities. For over forty years, the plan has sought to
insure optimum overall conservation, protection, preservation,  develop-
ment  and  use  of the unique scenic, aesthetic, wildlife, recreational,
open space, historic, ecological and natural resources of this cherished
area and the essential interdependence of economic and  community  needs
through balanced apportionment of land use within the park.
  Conservation  science  and  land use planning techniques have advanced
since the enactment of the plan.  It is now recognized that the  spatial
pattern  of development is fully, if not more, ecologically important as
its overall density.
  Subdivision of land into large  residential  lots,  or  rural  sprawl,
impairs  ecosystem  function, decreases biotic integrity, alters species
behavior and composition, increases human-wildlife conflicts,  fragments
ownership,  impairs  cohesive land management, undermines the open space
character of the park, and threatens its agricultural and forestry work-
ing landscapes.
  Conservation development is an approach to  the  design,  construction
and  stewardship  of  development that achieves functional protection of
natural resources, while providing social and economic benefits to human
communities. It requires a process that  ensures  thorough  analysis  of
ecological  systems  and  environmental  conditions before the developer

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A8123A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6484
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§802, 805, 809 & 810, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A4074, S1145

A8123A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park; strengthens land use and development provisions in the Adirondack park so as to curtail rural sprawl.

A8123A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8123--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, D'URSO, L. ROSENTHAL, ORTIZ, THIELE
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental  Conserva-
  tion  --  reported  and  referred  to  the Committee on Rules -- Rules
  Committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to preserving ecological
  integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and statement of purpose. When enacted
in  nineteen  hundred  seventy-three,  the  Adirondack park land use and
development  plan  represented  an  historic  application   of   natural
resource-based  land use control and economic opportunity for the park's
residents and communities. For over forty years, the plan has sought  to
insure  optimum overall conservation, protection, preservation, develop-
ment and use of the unique scenic,  aesthetic,  wildlife,  recreational,
open space, historic, ecological and natural resources of this cherished
area  and  the essential interdependence of economic and community needs
through balanced apportionment of land use within the park.
  Conservation science and land use planning  techniques  have  advanced
since  the enactment of the plan.  It is now recognized that the spatial
pattern of development is fully, if not more, as ecologically  important
as its overall density.
  Subdivision  of  land  into  large  residential lots, or rural sprawl,
impairs ecosystem function, decreases biotic integrity,  alters  species
behavior  and composition, increases human-wildlife conflicts, fragments
ownership, impairs cohesive land management, undermines the  open  space
character of the park, and threatens its agricultural and forestry work-
ing landscapes.
  Conservation  development  is  an approach to the design, construction
and stewardship of development that achieves  functional  protection  of

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