assembly Bill A10666

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the public water justice act

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Aug 12, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

A10666 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9499
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-0109, add Art 15 Title 35 §§15-3501 - 15-3513, En Con L; add §99-qq, St Fin L

A10666 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the public water justice act; prohibits sale of waters of the state unless otherwise specifically authorized; establishes a public water justice fund for royalties and fees collected from persons or entities authorized to sell waters of the state.

A10666 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10666
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Gonzalez-Ro-
   jas)  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Environmental
   Conservation
 
 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:
   1. "AFFORDABILITY" MEANS MEASURES OR OTHER ASSISTANCE TO ASSURE  EQUAL
 ACCESS  TO  ADEQUATE CLEAN, SAFE WATER AND SANITATION, WITHOUT DISCRIMI-