assembly Bill A453

Vetoed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay

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Current Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2021 tabled
vetoed memo.67
Dec 17, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1271
substituted for s2205
referred to rules
Jun 02, 2021 delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.282
rules report cal.282
May 26, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 24, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


A453 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-0505, En Con L; amd §3, Chap 288 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9595, S7295

A453 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay.

A453 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. PHEFFER AMATO -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay; and to amend chapter 288 of the
   laws  of  2014 amending the environmental conservation law relating to
   the filling of borrow pits in Jamaica Bay, in relation to  making  the
   provisions of such chapter permanent
   Section 1.  Legislative intent. Due to the increase in vessel size  in
 recent  years, New York State waterways such as channels, berthing areas
 and harbors are being excavated in a process known as dredging to  main-
 tain sufficient depth for safe and efficient vessel operation.
   Dredged  material  is  naturally  accumulated  sediment,  much  of the
 dredged material does  contain  some  contaminants  at  varying  concen-
   Jamaica  Bay  was  dredged to supply soil for a number of construction
 projects. This process created borrow pits in the bay. These borrow pits
 have been identified as an attractive alternative for the  disposing  of
 dredge material.
   §  2.  Subdivisions  1 and 3-a of section 15-0505 of the environmental
 conservation law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 233 of the laws of
 1979 and subdivision 3-a as added by chapter 288 of the  laws  of  2014,
 are amended to read as follows:
   1.  No  person, local public corporation or interstate authority shall
 excavate or place fill below the mean high water level  in  any  of  the
 navigable  waters  of the state, or in marshes, estuaries, tidal marshes
 and wetlands that are adjacent to and contiguous at any point to any  of
 the  navigable  waters  of the state and that are inundated at mean high
 water level or tide, without a permit issued pursuant to  subdivision  3

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets