senate Bill S4088

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to utilizing pollinator friendly road maintenance techniques

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Feb 02, 2021 referred to transportation

S4088 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-a, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7047

S4088 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the utilization of pollinator friendly road maintenance techniques including planting and seeding native, locally appropriate low-mow or no mow grasses and wildflowers, implementing mowing strategies that limit disturbances, minimizing the use of pesticides, and implementing the application of integrated vegetation management.

S4088 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4088 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4088
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to utilizing  polli-
   nator friendly road maintenance techniques
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 14-a of the transportation law, as amended by chap-
 ter 661 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
   § 14-a. Preservation of agricultural lands,  public  park  and  recre-
 ational  lands, wildlife and waterfowl refuges and historical sites. (A)
 The commissioner of transportation shall cooperate and consult with  the
 commissioners of agriculture and markets, parks and recreation, environ-
 mental  conservation  and  health in developing transportation plans and
 programs so that such programs include measures to maintain  or  enhance
 the  desirable natural characteristics of the land traversed. Such coop-
 eration and consultation shall be effected and implemented by  memoranda
 of understanding which shall be entered into between the commissioner of
 transportation  and each of such commissioners. Such memoranda of under-
 standing shall provide for review of proposed transportation projects by
 such commissioners at all stages of progress, including preliminary  and
 final  planning  and during construction, and for the cooperation by the
 department of transportation necessary to facilitate such  review.  Such
 memoranda  of  understanding shall also provide that the commissioner of
 transportation shall implement any suggestion or recommendation made  by
 any of such commissioners which he deems feasible in connection with the
 preservation  of  agricultural  lands,  lands of public parks and recre-
 ational areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges and historical sites.
   (B) ROADS, MEDIANS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS UNDER  THE  JURISDICTION  OF  THE
 STATE  SHALL  UTILIZE  POLLINATOR  FRIENDLY MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES. SUCH
 TECHNIQUES SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  PLANTING  AND  SEEDING
 NATIVE,  LOCALLY  APPROPRIATE LOW-MOW OR NO MOW GRASSES AND WILDFLOWERS,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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