senate Bill S7813

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the designation of geologically significant areas, territories and sites throughout the state, and to establish a state geological trail

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Current Bill Status Via A8717 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.31
delivered to governor
Feb 02, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.177
substituted for s7813
Feb 02, 2022 substituted by a8717
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.177
Jan 12, 2022 referred to rules

S7813 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§49-0501, 49-0503 & 49-0505, En Con L; amd §4, Chap of 2021 (as proposed in S.7071 & A.4328-A)

S7813 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Changes the state geological planning and management board to the state geological planning and advisory council; changes the effective date to one year after it shall have become a law.

S7813 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7813 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 12, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   establishment  of  the state geological trail and the state geological
   planning and advisory council; and to amend a chapter of the  laws  of
   2021  amending  the  environmental  conservation  law and the economic
   development law relating to establishing a state geological trail,  as
   proposed  in  legislative  bills  numbers  S.  7071  and A. 4328-A, in
   relation to the effectiveness thereof
   Section  1.  Section 49-0501 of the environmental conservation law, as
 added by a chapter of  the  laws  of  2021  amending  the  environmental
 conservation law and the economic development law relating to establish-
 ing  a  state geological trail, as proposed in legislative bills numbers
 S. 7071 and A. 4328-A, is amended to read as follows:
 § 49-0501. Designation of geoparks and other sites.
   1. For the purposes of this title, a "geopark" is an area or territory
 of the state encompassing one or more sites  of  scientific  importance,
 for not only geological reasons but also by virtue of their archaeologi-
 cal, ecological and cultural value.
   2.  The  commissioner shall study and MAY designate areas, territories
 and sites within the state which constitute  geoparks  and  other  sites
 which have geological significance. Such geoparks and sites may include,
 but not be limited to:
   a.  Cayuga  heights,  along  state  route thirty-four in the county of
   b. Cascadilla creek, along University avenue in the  city  of  Ithaca,
 county of Tompkins;
   c.  Ithaca  Falls park Fall creek, along Lincoln street in the city of
 Ithaca, county of Tompkins;
   d. Taughannock Falls state park, in the county of Tompkins;
   e. Niagara river gorge and Power Plant Haul road,  in  the  county  of

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


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