|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2020||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S8342
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
S8342 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8342 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8342 SPONSOR: LAVALLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to permitting seaweed cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays PURPOSE: Relates to seaweed cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's Bay and Peconic Bay. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 13-0302 of the environmental conservation law to authorize Suffolk Country to allow the underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic Bays within the shellfish cultivation zone to be used for shellfish and seaweed cultivation.
S8342 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8342 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 permitting seaweed cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 13-0302 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 425 of the laws of 2004, subdivision 10 as added by chapter 322 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: § 13-0302. Lands underwater of Gardiner's and Peconic bays. 1. Underwater lands ceded to county of Suffolk. All the right, title and interest in which the people of the state of New York have in and to the lands under water of Gardiner's and Peconic bays in the county of Suffolk, except underwater lands within one thousand feet of the high water mark is hereby ceded to such county, for the purposes of shellfish OR SEAWEED cultivation, to be managed and controlled by such county, provided that such lands shall revert to the state when they shall cease to be used for shellfish AND SEAWEED cultivation. For the purposes of this section, the term "Gardiner's and Peconic bays" shall mean the waters of Gardiner's and Peconic bays and the tributaries thereof between the westerly shore of Great Peconic bay and an easterly line running from the most easterly point of Plum island to Goff point at the entrance of Napeague harbor. 2. Ratification. The grant of lands under the waters of Gardiner's and Peconic bays, by the commissioners of shell fisheries, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 385 of the laws of 1884, as amended, subsequently held and used by the grantees, heirs, successors, and assigns on which all taxes and assessments have been paid, are hereby ratified and confirmed. Any underwater lands in Gardiner's and Peconic Bays previously granted that revert or escheat to the state or are subject to tax deed by the county of Suffolk shall be available to the county for leasing pursuant to this section. All other lands under such waters, which pursuant to such chapters, have escheated or reverted to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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