senate Bill S8342

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to seaweed cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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May 15, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

S8342 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0302, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7729, A9828
2021-2022: S4028, A4213

S8342 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits seaweed cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays; relates to leases for seaweed cultivation.

S8342 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8342 (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

                              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


  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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