senate Bill S1145

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 07, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


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S1145 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§802, 805, 809 & 810, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6484, A8123
2023-2024: A4608

S1145 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park; strengthens land use and development provisions in the Adirondack park so as to curtail rural sprawl.

S1145 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1145 (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  S E N A T E
                              January 7, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to preserving  ecological
   integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park
   Section 1. Legislative findings and statement of purpose. When enacted
 in nineteen hundred seventy-three, the  Adirondack  park  land  use  and
 development   plan   represented  an  historic  application  of  natural
 resource-based land use control and economic opportunity for the  park's
 residents  and communities. For over forty years, the plan has sought to
 insure optimum overall conservation, protection, preservation,  develop-
 ment  and  use  of the unique scenic, aesthetic, wildlife, recreational,
 open space, historic, ecological and natural resources of this cherished
 area and the essential interdependence of economic and  community  needs
 through balanced apportionment of land use within the park.
   Conservation  science  and  land use planning techniques have advanced
 since the enactment of the plan.  It is now recognized that the  spatial
 pattern  of development is fully, if not more, as ecologically important
 as its overall density.
   Subdivision of land into large  residential  lots,  or  rural  sprawl,
 impairs  ecosystem  function, decreases biotic integrity, alters species
 behavior and composition, increases human-wildlife conflicts,  fragments
 ownership,  impairs  cohesive land management, undermines the open space
 character of the park, and threatens its agricultural and forestry work-
 ing landscapes.
   Conservation development is an approach to  the  design,  construction
 and  stewardship  of  development that achieves functional protection of
 natural resources, while providing social and economic benefits to human
 communities. It requires a process that  ensures  thorough  analysis  of
 ecological  systems  and  environmental  conditions before the developer
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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