assembly Bill A7753A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1103
substituted for s6421a
May 11, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.129
rules report cal.129
reported
May 09, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 03, 2022 print number 7753a
May 03, 2022 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
May 21, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

A7753 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6421
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0115, En Con L

A7753 - Summary

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation to build partnerships between the department and other state agencies, municipal governments, businesses and nonprofit entities that will develop a community-based tourism strategy for the forest preserve to help fortify the regional economy and to coordinate implementation of the public access plan and other approved or adopted Catskill park-wide plans.

A7753 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7753
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   establishing  the  position  of  Catskill  park coordinator within the
   department of environmental conservation

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  New York City Watershed Agreement, the Public Access
 Plan, the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and other department  of  envi-
 ronmental  conservation  programs  in  the  Catskills  all have a common
 interest in community development,  land  acquisition  and  recreational
 access,  concern for the abundance and purity of water, and coordination
 with other department of environmental  conservation  activities  within
 the  watershed.  The  department of environmental conservation watershed
 coordinator is responsible for the monumental  task  of  overseeing  the
 implementation  of  all  state partnership programs embodied in the 1997
 New York City Watershed Agreement. The  new  Catskill  park  coordinator
 position would complement the role of the watershed coordinator by inte-
 grating  those  activities  directly  related to the watershed agreement
 with all other department of environmental conservation  program  inter-
 ests  and by advocating for the best interests of the Catskill park. The
 benefit of a Catskill  Park  Preserve  Advocate  has  been  successfully
 demonstrated  in the Hudson River estuary, Adirondacks, and Salmon River
 corridor; a similar position will ensure integration and balance in  the
 department  of  environmental  conservation's  current and future initi-
 atives affecting the natural, social and economic resources in the Cats-
 kill Region.
   § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 9-0115 to read as follows:
 § 9-0115. CATSKILL PARK COORDINATOR.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11079-02-1

Co-Sponsors

A7753A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6421
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0115, En Con L

A7753A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation to build partnerships between the department and other state agencies, municipal governments, businesses and nonprofit entities that will develop a community-based tourism strategy for the forest preserve to help fortify the regional economy and to coordinate implementation of the public access plan and other approved or adopted Catskill park-wide plans.

A7753A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7753--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GUNTHER, TAGUE -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the  Commit-
   tee  on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
   sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   establishing the position of  Catskill  park  coordinator  within  the
   department of environmental conservation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The New York City Watershed Agreement,  the  Public  Access
 Plan,  the  Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and other department of envi-
 ronmental conservation programs in  the  Catskills  all  have  a  common
 interest  in  community  development,  land acquisition and recreational
 access, concern for the abundance and purity of water, and  coordination
 with  other  department  of environmental conservation activities within
 the watershed. The department of  environmental  conservation  watershed
 coordinator  is  responsible  for  the monumental task of overseeing the
 implementation of all state partnership programs embodied  in  the  1997
 New  York  City  Watershed  Agreement. The new Catskill park coordinator
 position would complement the role of the watershed coordinator by inte-
 grating those activities directly related  to  the  watershed  agreement
 with  all  other department of environmental conservation program inter-
 ests and by advocating for the best interests of the Catskill park.  The
 benefit  of  a  Catskill  Park  Preserve  Advocate has been successfully
 demonstrated in the Hudson River estuary, Adirondacks, and Salmon  River
 corridor;  a similar position will ensure integration and balance in the
 department of environmental conservation's  current  and  future  initi-
 atives affecting the natural, social and economic resources in the Cats-
 kill Region.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11079-03-2
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