Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 11, 2022||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S9499
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9499 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9499 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9499 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the public water justice act PURPOSE: To recognize the public's interest in protecting New York's freshwater resources and establish fees for the bottling and sale of the state's water by commercial entities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets the name of the legislation as the Public Water Justice Act. Section 2: Amends the Department of Environmental Conservation's juris- diction to include commercial uses of water in the state.
2021-S9499 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9499 I N S E N A T E July 11, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the public water justice act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "public water justice act". § 2. Section 15-0109 of the environmental conservation law is amended to read as follows: § 15-0109. General jurisdiction. The department shall exercise its powers and perform its duties in any matter affecting the construction of improvements to or developments of water resources for the public health, safety or welfare, including but not limited to the supply of potable waters for the various munici- palities and inhabitants thereof, the use of water for industrial, COMMERCIAL, and agricultural operations, the developed and undeveloped water power of the state, the facilitation of proper drainage and the regulation of flow and improvement of the rivers of the state. § 3. Article 15 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 35 to read as follows: TITLE 35 PUBLIC WATER JUSTICE SECTION 15-3501. DEFINITIONS. 15-3503. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. 15-3505. PROHIBITION OF DIVERSION OR TRANSFER FOR THE SALE OF WATER. 15-3507. EXCEPTIONS TO PROHIBITIONS. 15-3509. AUTHORIZED SALE OF WATER. 15-3511. USE OF PUBLIC WATER JUSTICE FUNDS. 15-3513. RULE MAKING AUTHORITY. § 15-3501. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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