|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 07, 2020||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S7693
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7693 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7693 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7693 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the prevention and mitigation of marine and coastal debris PURPOSE: To provide a comprehensive program to manage and mitigate marine and coastal debris. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends Article 13 section of the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new Title 9: Marine and Coastal Debris Prevention and Mitigation. Defines Marine and coastal debris, ghost gear, and eligible recipients. Outlines the responsibilities of DEC to prepare an action plan, make facilities available for mitigation efforts, facilitate reporting ghost gear, and provide available funding as grants to eligi-
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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