senate Bill S6718

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a moratorium on the building or placing of any permanent or semi-permanent wind turbine

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Sep 16, 2019 referred to rules

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S6718 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13-0107, En Con L

S6718 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a moratorium on the building or placing of any permanent or semi-permanent wind turbine on bodies of freshwater located within the state and within the jurisdiction and control of the state.

S6718 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6718

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 16, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  establishing  a moratorium on the building or placing of any permanent
  or semi-permanent wind turbine on bodies of freshwater located  within
  the state or off the coastline

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 13-0107 to read as follows:
§ 13-0107. MORATORIUM ON BUILDING OR PLACING WIND TURBINES.
  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, "FEDERAL WATERS" SHALL MEAN THOSE
WATERS AND SUBMERGED LANDS LYING SEAWARD TO THE STATE WATERS OF NEW YORK
THAT APPERTAIN TO THE UNITED STATES AND ARE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL JURISDIC-
TION AND CONTROL.
  2. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THERE  IS
HEREBY  ESTABLISHED A MORATORIUM, FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME, UPON
THE BUILDING OR PLACING OF ANY PERMANENT OR SEMI-PERMANENT WIND  TURBINE
ON  ALL  BODIES  OF  FRESHWATER  LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE AND WITHIN THE
JURISDICTION AND CONTROL OF THE STATE.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  THERE  IS
HEREBY  ESTABLISHED A MORATORIUM, FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME, UPON
THE BUILDING OR PLACING OF ANY INFRASTRUCTURE USED TO SUPPORT  A  PERMA-
NENT  OR SEMI-PERMANENT WIND TURBINE LOCATED IN FEDERAL WATERS OR WATERS
UNDER THE JURISDICTION AND CONTROL OF ANOTHER STATE, WHEN  SUCH  INFRAS-
TRUCTURE ENTERS OR PASSES THROUGH A BODY OF FRESHWATER WITHIN THE JURIS-
DICTION AND CONTROL OF THE STATE.
  3.  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  REVIEW  ACT,  ARTICLE  TEN  OF  THE  PUBLIC
SERVICE LAW, AND ANY LOCAL ZONING OR PERMITTING LAWS OR ORDINANCES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13749-05-9

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