senate Bill S2254

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relating to selectively cutting timber

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 20, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S2254 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8527
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24-0701, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7813
2011-2012: S4361
2013-2014: S4357
2015-2016: S1369, S6607
2017-2018: S7800
2019-2020: S447

S2254 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to selectively cutting timber and exclusion of current best management practices from regulated activities.

S2254 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2254 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2254
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   selectively cutting timber
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 4  of  section  24-0701  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 697 of the laws of 1979, is
 amended to read as follows:
   4. The activities of farmers  and  other  landowners  in  grazing  and
 watering livestock, making reasonable use of water resources, harvesting
 natural  products  of the wetlands, selectively cutting timber, draining
 land or wetlands for growing agricultural products and otherwise  engag-
 ing  in  the  use  of  wetlands  or  other land for growing agricultural
 products shall be excluded  from  regulated  activities  and  shall  not
 require  a  permit  under subdivision one hereof, except that structures
 not required for enhancement or maintenance of the agricultural  produc-
 tivity  of  the  land  and  any filling activities shall not be excluded
 hereunder, and provided that the use of land designated as a  freshwater
 wetland  upon  the freshwater wetlands map at the effective date thereof
 for uses other than those referred  to  in  this  subdivision  shall  be
 subject  to  the  provisions of this article.   WHEN SELECTIVELY CUTTING
 TIMBER, THE CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF TEMPORARY SKIDDER TRAILS AND MACHIN-
 ERY, USING CURRENT BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AS DEFINED  BY  THE  UNITED
 STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE  FOREST SERVICES, FOR THE REMOVAL OF
 SUCH TIMBER SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM REGULATED ACTIVITIES  AND  SHALL  NOT
 REQUIRE A PERMIT UNDER SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04576-01-1

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