Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to finance
|Jun 13, 2019||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6484
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S6484 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S6484 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6484 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adiron- dack park PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to minimize the ecological impacts of subdi- visions in the Adirondack Park. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would require Adirondack Park residential subdivisions that meet specific lot size thresholds to comply with certain conservation subdivision design criteria including: -development of an ecological site analysis and project concept plan; -authorization for density bonuses based on the amount of open space preserved; and,
2019-S6484 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6484 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 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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