assembly Bill A8195

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the preservation of community character in the Peconic Bay

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.690
substituted for s6379
Feb 27, 2020 referred to local government
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.317
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.562
rules report cal.562
reported referred to rules
Jun 17, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 07, 2019 referred to local governments

A8195 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §64-e, Town L

A8195 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of Peconic Bay community preservation funds for the preservation of lands necessary to protect fisheries and water dependent uses essential to maintain and enhance maritime heritage.

A8195 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6379                                                  A. 8195

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 7, 2019

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the preservation  of  lands
  necessary  to  protect fisheries and water dependent uses essential to
  maintain and enhance maritime heritage


  Section  1.  Subdivision 4 of section 64-e of the town law, as amended
by chapter 301 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  4. Preservation of community character shall involve one  or  more  of
the  following:  (a) establishment of parks, nature preserves, or recre-
ation areas; (b) preservation  of  open  space,  including  agricultural
lands provided, however, that farm buildings and structures used for the
marketing of farm products produced on such agricultural lands [where at
least  fifty  percent  of  the gross annual income results from sales of
products produced on such lands and, in addition the sale of  any  other
locally  sourced  and/or  produced  food  and  plant  products] shall be
permitted; (c) preservation of lands of exceptional  scenic  value;  (d)
preservation of fresh and saltwater marshes or other wetlands; (e) pres-
ervation  of  aquifer  recharge  areas;  (f) preservation of undeveloped
beachlands or shoreline including those at significant risk  of  coastal
flooding  due  to projected sea level rise and future storms; (g) estab-
lishment of wildlife refuges  for  the  purpose  of  maintaining  native
animal  species diversity, including the protection of habitat essential
to the recovery of rare, threatened or endangered species; (h) preserva-
tion of pine barrens consisting of such biota as pitch pine,  and  scrub
oak;  (i)  preservation  of  unique  or threatened ecological areas; (j)
preservation of rivers and river areas in a natural, free-flowing condi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.