assembly Bill A9190

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of flooding prevention and mitigation

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Feb 09, 2022 referred to governmental operations

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A9190 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7581
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26-A §§730 - 736, Exec L

A9190 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of flooding prevention and mitigation to manage and coordinate the work of task forces, commissions, and other bodies and programs tasked with examining issues related to flooding, to review and assess best practices and make recommendations regarding flood prevention and mitigation, and to assist municipalities in developing strategies and policies to combat flooding.

A9190 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9190
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CRUZ,  OTIS -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
   office of flooding prevention and mitigation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  article  26-A
 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 26-A
               OFFICE OF FLOODING PREVENTION AND MITIGATION
 SECTION 730. DECLARATION OF FINDINGS AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
         731. OFFICE OF FLOODING PREVENTION AND MITIGATION.
         732. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE.
         733. SUPPORT FOR COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES.
         734. GOVERNMENT ENTITY COORDINATION; INTRAGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS.
         735. PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION; REPORTING.
         736. FLOODING RESILIENCY.
   § 730. DECLARATION OF FINDINGS AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT. 1. THE LEGISLA-
 TURE  FINDS  THAT  FLOODING  EVENTS CONSTITUTE A SIGNIFICANT AND ONGOING
 THREAT TO PEOPLE AND PROPERTY IN THE  STATE  AND  THAT  THE  THREATS  OF
 FLOODING  ARE  EXPECTED  TO  BE EXACERBATED BY THE INCREASING EFFECTS OF
 CLIMATE CHANGE.  THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS THAT THERE IS A NEED  FOR
 BETTER  COORDINATION AND DIRECTION OF STATE AND LOCAL EFFORTS TO PREVENT
 AND MITIGATE FLOODING.
   2. THE LEGISLATURE DETERMINES THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR A NEW EXECUTIVE
 OFFICE TO MANAGE AND COORDINATE THE WORK OF VARIOUS EXISTING TASK  FORC-
 ES,  COMMISSIONS,  AND  OTHER  BODIES AND PROGRAMS TASKED WITH EXAMINING
 ISSUES RELATED TO FLOODING, TO REVIEW AND ASSESS BEST PRACTICES AND MAKE
 RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FLOOD PREVENTION AND MITIGATION, AND TO ASSIST
 MUNICIPALITIES IN DEVELOPING STRATEGIES AND POLICIES TO COMBAT FLOODING.
 ACCORDINGLY, IT IS THE LEGISLATURE'S INTENT THAT A NEW OFFICE OF  FLOOD-
 ING PREVENTION AND MITIGATION BE CREATED TO ACCOMPLISH THESE PURPOSES.
   §  731.  OFFICE OF FLOODING PREVENTION AND MITIGATION. THERE IS HEREBY
 CREATED AN OFFICE OF FLOODING PREVENTION AND MITIGATION IN THE EXECUTIVE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.