senate Bill S7693

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the prevention and mitigation of marine and coastal debris

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Feb 07, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

S7693 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4755
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 9 §§13-0901 - 13-0905, amd §§13-0503 & 11-0323, En Con L

S7693 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prevention and mitigation of marine and coastal debris; defines terms; requires the department of environmental conservation to prepare and annually update a marine and coastal debris action plan.

S7693 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7693 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7693

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- 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  the
  prevention and mitigation of marine and coastal debris

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

  Section 1. Article 13 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 9
           MARINE AND COASTAL DEBRIS PREVENTION AND MITIGATION
SECTION 13-0901. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
        13-0903. DEFINITIONS.
        13-0905. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
§ 13-0901. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
  IT IS DECLARED TO BE THE PUBLIC  POLICY  OF  THIS  STATE  TO  PROTECT,
PRESERVE  AND  RESTORE  ITS MARINE AND COASTAL WATERS AND TO PREVENT AND
MITIGATE THEIR DESPOLIATION BY MARINE AND COASTAL DEBRIS,  IN  ORDER  TO
MAINTAIN  HEALTHY  COASTAL  AND  OCEAN  ECOSYSTEMS AND THE BENEFITS THEY
PROVIDE TO COMMUNITIES.
§ 13-0903. DEFINITIONS.
  1. "MARINE AND COASTAL DEBRIS" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSISTENT SOLID MATERI-
AL THAT IS MANUFACTURED OR PROCESSED, AND DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, INTEN-
TIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY, DISPOSED OF OR ABANDONED IN THE  WATERS  OF
THE  MARINE AND COASTAL DISTRICT, INCLUDING DEBRIS THAT HAS BEEN DUMPED,
SWEPT, OR BLOWN OFF COMMERCIAL AND FISHING VESSELS, OR STATIONARY  PLAT-
FORMS  AT  SEA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GHOST GEAR, AND DEBRIS THAT
HAS BEEN GENERATED ON LAND AND BLOWN, SWEPT, OR WASHED OUT TO MARINE AND
COASTAL WATERS.
  2. "GHOST GEAR" SHALL MEAN LOST OR ABANDONED FISHING  GEAR,  INCLUDING
FISHING  NETS,  FISHING  LINES,  CRAB POTS, SHRIMP POTS, LOBSTER POTS OR
TRAPS, FISH OR EEL POTS, AND OTHER COMMERCIAL AND  RECREATIONAL  FISHING
EQUIPMENT, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE LOST OR ABANDONED VESSELS OR STRUCTURAL
COMPONENTS THEREOF.

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

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