assembly Bill A8275A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of pollinator friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.459
substituted for a8275a
May 31, 2022 substituted by s660a
rules report cal.459
reported
May 25, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 20, 2022 print number 8275a
May 20, 2022 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Aug 25, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 18, 2022 - Transportation committee Vote

S660
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 27, 2021 - Transportation committee Vote

S660
12
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

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Apr 26, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S660
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committee
19
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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A8275 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S660
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-a, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7008

A8275 - Summary

Relates to the use of native pollinator friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state.

A8275 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8275
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KELLES -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the highway law, in relation to the use of pollinator
   friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the planting
 of  pollinator  friendly  plant species in medians along the highways of
 this state is consistent with the state goal of  beautifying  the  land-
 scape  along  such highways. Therefore, it is the intent of the legisla-
 ture to encourage the use of pollinator friendly plant  species  by  the
 state  and its political subdivisions in designing, developing and main-
 taining such medians whenever safe and feasible.
   § 2. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 19-a  to  read
 as follows:
   § 19-A. POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES; MEDIANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF
 THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A. "POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES" SHALL MEAN PLANTS NATIVE TO THE
 STATE,  COMPOSED  OF  A VARIETY OF NECTAR AND POLLEN-RICH FLOWERS WITH A
 WIDE RANGE AND VARIETY OF SHAPES, SIZES,  AND  COLORS  THAT  BLOSSOM  AT
 VARIOUS  TIMES  THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE TERM "POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANT
 SPECIES" SHALL NOT INCLUDE MODERN PLANT HYBRIDS; AND
   B. "POLITICAL SUBDIVISION" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR  VILLAGE
 OF THE STATE.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
 RONMENTAL  CONSERVATION,  DEVELOP  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO ENCOURAGE,
 TRAIN AND ASSIST THE STATE AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO USE  POLLINATOR
 FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES IN MEDIANS ALONG HIGHWAYS.
   3.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR MOWING
 HIGHWAYS THAT WILL, WHEREVER FEASIBLE AND CONSISTENT WITH  STANDARDS  OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04739-01-1

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A8275A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S660
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-a, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7008

A8275A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of native pollinator friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state.

A8275A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8275--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. KELLES, BURDICK, STERN, FAHY, MAGNARELLI, GOTT-
   FRIED, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transporta-
   tion -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation  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 highway law, in relation to the  use  of  pollinator
   friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  The highway law is amended by adding a new section 19-a to
 read as follows:
   § 19-A. POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES; MEDIANS. 1.    THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER  SHALL,  IN  COOPERATION  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF ENVIRONMENTAL
 CONSERVATION, DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO ENCOURAGE  THE  USE  OF
 NATIVE PLANT SPECIES THAT ARE POLLINATOR FRIENDLY IN MEDIANS ALONG HIGH-
 WAYS  UNDER  THE  JURISDICTION  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT AND TO ENCOURAGE AND
 PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES  IN
 THE  USE OF NATIVE PLANT SPECIES THAT ARE POLLINATOR FRIENDLY IN MEDIANS
 ALONG HIGHWAYS UNDER  THE  RESPECTIVE  JURISDICTION  OF  SUCH  COUNTIES,
 CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
   2.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR MOWING
 MEDIANS LOCATED ALONG HIGHWAYS ON THE  STATE  SYSTEM  OF  HIGHWAYS  THAT
 WILL,  WHEREVER  FEASIBLE  AND  CONSISTENT  WITH STANDARDS OF SAFETY FOR
 MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS, CYCLISTS, AND PEDESTRIANS, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF
 AREA WITHIN SUCH HIGHWAY MEDIANS THAT IS MOWED.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
 completed on or before such date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04739-04-2