senate Bill S5576

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to freshwater wetlands and repeals section 24-1305 relating thereto

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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May 07, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S5576 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3658
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§24-0105, 24-0107, 24-0301, 24-0701, 24-0703, 24-0901 & 24-0903, rpld §24-1305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7617, A9764
2017-2018: S1749, S8796, A6282

S5576 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of freshwater wetlands; repeals section relating to the applicability of the freshwater wetlands article; provides authority of DEC over wetlands which are one acre or more; amends permitting requirements for subdivision of land.

S5576 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5576 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5576

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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
  freshwater wetlands and repealing section 24-1305 of such law relating
  thereto

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 7  of  section  24-0105  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  added  by chapter 614 of the laws of 1975 and as
renumbered by chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  7. Any loss of freshwater wetlands deprives the people of the state of
some  or  all  of  the  many  and  multiple  benefits to be derived from
wetlands, to wit:
  (a) flood and storm control by the hydrologic absorption  and  storage
capacity of freshwater wetlands;
  (b)  wildlife  habitat  by  providing  breeding,  nesting  and feeding
grounds and cover for many forms of wildlife, wildfowl  and  shorebirds,
including  migratory wildfowl and rare, ENDANGERED OR THREATENED species
such as the bald eagle and osprey;
  (c) protection of subsurface water resources and provision  for  valu-
able watersheds and recharging ground water supplies;
  (d)  recreation  by  providing  areas  for  hunting, fishing, boating,
hiking, bird watching, photography, camping and other uses;
  (e) pollution treatment by serving as biological and  chemical  oxida-
tion basins;
  (f)  erosion  control  by serving as sedimentation areas and filtering
basins, absorbing silt and organic matter and  protecting  channels  and
harbors;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06036-01-9

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