senate Bill S2979

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to freshwater wetlands and repeals section 24-1305 relating thereto

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 26, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S2979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8042
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§24-0105, 24-0107, 24-0301, 24-0701, 24-0703, 24-0901 & 24-0903, rpld §24-1305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7617, A9764
2017-2018: S1749, S8796, A6282
2019-2020: S5576, S7366, A3658

S2979 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of freshwater wetlands; repeals section relating to the applicability of the freshwater wetlands article; provides authority of DEC over wetlands which are one acre or more; amends permitting requirements for subdivision of land.

S2979 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2979
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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
   freshwater wetlands and repealing section 24-1305 of such law relating
   thereto

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 7  of  section  24-0105  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  added  by chapter 614 of the laws of 1975 and as
 renumbered by chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   7. Any loss of freshwater wetlands deprives the people of the state of
 some  or  all  of  the  many  and  multiple  benefits to be derived from
 wetlands, to wit:
   (a) flood and storm control by the hydrologic absorption  and  storage
 capacity of freshwater wetlands;
   (b)  wildlife  habitat  by  providing  breeding,  nesting  and feeding
 grounds and cover for many forms of wildlife, wildfowl  and  shorebirds,
 including  migratory wildfowl and rare, ENDANGERED OR THREATENED species
 such as the bald eagle and osprey;
   (c) protection of subsurface water resources and provision  for  valu-
 able watersheds and recharging ground water supplies;
   (d)  recreation  by  providing  areas  for  hunting, fishing, boating,
 hiking, bird watching, photography, camping and other uses;
   (e) pollution treatment by serving as biological and  chemical  oxida-
 tion basins;
   (f)  erosion  control  by serving as sedimentation areas and filtering
 basins, absorbing silt and organic matter and  protecting  channels  and
 harbors;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04334-01-1

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