Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to finance
|Dec 08, 2021||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7581
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7581 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7581 (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.
2021-S7581 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7581 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of flooding prevention and mitigation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create a new office within the Executive to coordinate, facilitate, and enhance flood prevention and mitigation efforts throughout the state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates the Office of Flooding Prevention and Mitigation with- in the Executive and expresses the legislative intent to take action to address the significant, on-going, and increasing threats of flooding through assistance to municipalities, developing new recommendations on flooding resiliency and by providing for better coordination, review, and management of various bodies in the state tasked with addressing
2021-S7581 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7581 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13557-02-1 S. 7581 2
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