assembly Bill A9595

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 27, 2020 vetoed memo.68
Nov 18, 2020 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.87
substituted for a9595
Jun 09, 2020 substituted by s7295
rules report cal.87
reported referred to rules
Jun 06, 2020 reference changed to ways and means
Jan 27, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

A9595 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-0505, En Con L; amd §3, Chap 288 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A453, A10188, S2205, S8816

A9595 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay.

A9595 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2020

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

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay; and to amend chapter 288 of the
  laws  of  2014 amending the environmental conservation law relating to
  the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay, in relation to  making  the
  provisions of such chapter permanent


  Section 1.  Legislative intent. Due to the increase in vessel size  in
recent  years, New York State waterways such as channels, berthing areas
and harbors are being excavated in a process known as dredging to  main-
tain sufficient depth for safe and efficient vessel operation.
  Dredged  material  is  naturally  accumulated  sediment,  much  of the
dredged material does  contain  some  contaminants  at  varying  concen-
  Jamaica  Bay  was  dredged to supply soil for a number of construction
projects. This process created borrow pits in the bay. These borrow pits
have been identified as an attractive alternative for the  disposing  of
dredge material.
  §  2.  Subdivisions  1 and 3-a of section 15-0505 of the environmental
conservation law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 233 of the laws of
1979 and subdivision 3-a as added by chapter 288 of the  laws  of  2014,
are amended to read as follows:
  1.  No  person, local public corporation or interstate authority shall
excavate or place fill below the mean high water level  in  any  of  the
navigable  waters  of the state, or in marshes, estuaries, tidal marshes
and wetlands that are adjacent to and contiguous at any point to any  of
the  navigable  waters  of the state and that are inundated at mean high
water level or tide, without a permit issued pursuant to  subdivision  3
of  this  section. For the purposes of this section, fill shall include,
but shall not be limited to, earth, clay,  silt,  sand,  gravel,  stone,
rock,  shale,  concrete  (whole  or  fragmentary), ashes, cinders, slag,
metal, DREDGED MATERIAL or any other similar  material  whether  or  not

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets