senate Bill S4629

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to including an effort to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the state's land acquisition policy

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
Mar 18, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 17, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 16, 2021 1st report cal.588
Feb 08, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Mar 16, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4629
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0
committee
8
Aye
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 16, 2021

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S4629 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §49-0207, En Con L

S4629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to including an effort to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the state's land acquisition policy; sets a goal of the state to conserve at least 30 percent of New York's land by 2030.

S4629 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4629
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 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  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   including efforts to combat the biodiversity and climate crises in the
   state's land acquisition policy

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 49-0207 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
 added by chapter 146 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
 § 49-0207. State land acquisition plan.
   1.  The  department and the office shall prepare a state land acquisi-
 tion plan to guide selection of projects for  state  acquisition  taking
 into account regional advisory committee priorities and the department's
 and  office's  assessment  of  need for land acquisition projects.  SUCH
 PLAN SHALL ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE GOAL OF THE STATE TO  CONSERVE  AT
 LEAST  THIRTY  PERCENT OF NEW YORK STATE'S LAND BY THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND
 THIRTY, IN AN EFFORT TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL COMBAT  OF  THE  BIODIVERSITY
 AND CLIMATE CRISES. Such plan shall include an identification of:
   a.  lands,  by region and category, for which acquisition is of a high
 priority in order to carry out the purposes of this title;
   b. lands, by  region,  having  statewide  or  regional  environmental,
 historic, cultural or recreational significance that are threatened with
 diminishment of resource value;
   c.  the department's and office's priorities of categories of land, by
 region, for future acquisition; [and]
   d. lands, by  region,  having  statewide  or  regional  environmental,
 historic,  cultural or recreational significance which should be consid-
 ered for state acquisition, but which do  not  qualify  for  acquisition
 under present law; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07554-02-1

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