senate Bill S6484

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Jun 13, 2019 referred to rules


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S6484 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§802, 805, 809 & 810, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S1145, A4074
2023-2024: A4608

S6484 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park; strengthens land use and development provisions in the Adirondack park so as to curtail rural sprawl.

S6484 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6484 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2019

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to preserving  ecological
  integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park


  Section 1. Legislative findings and statement of purpose. When enacted
in nineteen hundred seventy-three, the  Adirondack  park  land  use  and
development   plan   represented  an  historic  application  of  natural
resource-based land use control and economic opportunity for the  park's
residents  and communities. For over forty years, the plan has sought to
insure optimum overall conservation, protection, preservation,  develop-
ment  and  use  of the unique scenic, aesthetic, wildlife, recreational,
open space, historic, ecological and natural resources of this cherished
area and the essential interdependence of economic and  community  needs
through balanced apportionment of land use within the park.
  Conservation  science  and  land use planning techniques have advanced
since the enactment of the plan.  It is now recognized that the  spatial
pattern  of development is fully, if not more, as ecologically important
as its overall density.
  Subdivision of land into large  residential  lots,  or  rural  sprawl,
impairs  ecosystem  function, decreases biotic integrity, alters species
behavior and composition, increases human-wildlife conflicts,  fragments
ownership,  impairs  cohesive land management, undermines the open space
character of the park, and threatens its agricultural and forestry work-
ing landscapes.
  Conservation development is an approach to  the  design,  construction
and  stewardship  of  development that achieves functional protection of
natural resources, while providing social and economic benefits to human
communities. It requires a process that  ensures  thorough  analysis  of
ecological  systems  and  environmental  conditions before the developer

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


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