senate Bill S7295

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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view actions (11)
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
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.705
Jan 16, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

S7295 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly 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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S2205, S8816, A453
2023-2024: S2149

S7295 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay.

S7295 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7295 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 16, 2020
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  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


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