senate Bill S5116C

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to freshwater wetlands; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2021 amended on third reading 5116c
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
amended 5116b
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.979
Apr 23, 2021 print number 5116a
Apr 23, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 24, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5116A
6
3
committee
6
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

nay (3)
aye wr (2)

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S5116 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7850
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §24-0301 subs 1 - 5, amd En Con L, generally

S5116 - Summary

Relates to freshwater wetlands; defines specific classes of wetlands.

S5116 - Sponsor Memo

S5116 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5116
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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
   freshwater  wetlands;  and  to  repeal  certain provisions of such law
   relating thereto

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 7 of section 24-0105 of the environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 614 of the  laws  of  1975,
 subdivision  7  as  renumbered  by  chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, are
 amended to read as follows:
   2. Considerable acreage of freshwater wetlands in  the  state  of  New
 York  has  been  lost,  despoiled  or  impaired by unregulated draining,
 dredging, filling,  excavating,  building,  pollution  or  other  [acts]
 ACTIVITIES  inconsistent  with  the  natural  uses of such areas. [Other
 freshwater] FRESHWATER wetlands are in jeopardy of being lost, despoiled
 or impaired by such [unrelated  acts]  ACTIVITIES  AND  BECAUSE  OF  THE
 RECENT CURTAILMENT OF FEDERAL WETLAND PROTECTIONS.
   3.  Recurrent  flooding aggravated or caused by the loss of freshwater
 wetlands has serious effects upon  natural  ecosystems.  THE  INCREASING
 SEVERITY  AND  DURATION OF STORM-RELATED FLOODING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE,
 WHICH HAS CAUSED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE  IN  THE  STATE,
 MAKES PROTECTION OF ALL FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN THE STATE OF VITAL IMPOR-
 TANCE.
   7. Any loss of freshwater wetlands deprives the people of the state of
 some  or  all  of  the  many  and  multiple  benefits to be derived from
 wetlands, to wit:
   (a) flood and storm control by the hydrologic absorption  and  storage
 capacity of freshwater wetlands;
   (b)  wildlife  habitat  by  providing  breeding,  nesting  and feeding
 grounds and cover for many forms of wildlife, wildfowl  and  shorebirds,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S5116A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7850
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §24-0301 subs 1 - 5, amd En Con L, generally

S5116A - Summary

Relates to freshwater wetlands; defines specific classes of wetlands.

S5116A - Sponsor Memo

S5116A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5116--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH, LIU -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Environmental  Conservation  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   freshwater  wetlands;  and  to  repeal  certain provisions of such law
   relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 7 of section 24-0105 of the environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 614 of the  laws  of  1975,
 subdivision  7  as  renumbered  by  chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, are
 amended to read as follows:
   2. Considerable acreage of freshwater wetlands in  the  state  of  New
 York  has  been  lost,  despoiled  or  impaired by unregulated draining,
 dredging, filling,  excavating,  building,  pollution  or  other  [acts]
 ACTIVITIES  inconsistent  with  the  natural  uses of such areas. [Other
 freshwater] FRESHWATER wetlands are in jeopardy of being lost, despoiled
 or impaired by such [unrelated  acts]  ACTIVITIES  AND  BECAUSE  OF  THE
 RECENT CURTAILMENT OF FEDERAL WETLAND PROTECTIONS.
   3.  Recurrent  flooding aggravated or caused by the loss of freshwater
 wetlands has serious effects upon  natural  ecosystems.  THE  INCREASING
 SEVERITY  AND  DURATION OF STORM-RELATED FLOODING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE,
 WHICH HAS CAUSED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE  IN  THE  STATE,
 MAKES PROTECTION OF ALL FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN THE STATE OF VITAL IMPOR-
 TANCE.
   7. Any loss of freshwater wetlands deprives the people of the state of
 some  or  all  of  the  many  and  multiple  benefits to be derived from
 wetlands, to wit:
   (a) flood and storm control by the hydrologic absorption  and  storage
 capacity of freshwater wetlands;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S5116B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7850
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §24-0301 subs 1 - 5, amd En Con L, generally

S5116B - Summary

Relates to freshwater wetlands; defines specific classes of wetlands.

S5116B - Sponsor Memo

S5116B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5116--B
     Cal. No. 979
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH, LIU, MAY, REICHLIN-MEL-
   NICK, RYAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
   ed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
   tee, ordered to first report, amended on first report,  ordered  to  a
   second  report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order
   of second report
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   freshwater  wetlands;  and  to  repeal  certain provisions of such law
   relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 7 of section 24-0105 of the environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 614 of the  laws  of  1975,
 subdivision  7  as  renumbered  by  chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, are
 amended to read as follows:
   2. Considerable acreage of freshwater wetlands in  the  state  of  New
 York  has  been  lost,  despoiled  or  impaired by unregulated draining,
 dredging, filling,  excavating,  building,  pollution  or  other  [acts]
 ACTIVITIES  inconsistent  with  the  natural  uses of such areas. [Other
 freshwater] FRESHWATER wetlands are in jeopardy of being lost, despoiled
 or impaired by such [unrelated  acts]  ACTIVITIES  AND  BECAUSE  OF  THE
 RECENT CURTAILMENT OF FEDERAL WETLAND PROTECTIONS.
   3.  Recurrent  flooding aggravated or caused by the loss of freshwater
 wetlands has serious effects upon  natural  ecosystems.  THE  INCREASING
 SEVERITY  AND  DURATION OF STORM-RELATED FLOODING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE,
 WHICH HAS CAUSED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE  IN  THE  STATE,
 MAKES PROTECTION OF ALL FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN THE STATE OF VITAL IMPOR-
 TANCE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S5116C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7850
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §24-0301 subs 1 - 5, amd En Con L, generally

S5116C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to freshwater wetlands; defines specific classes of wetlands.

S5116C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5116C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5116--C
     Cal. No. 979
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH, LIU, MAY, REICHLIN-MEL-
   NICK, RYAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
   ed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
   tee, ordered to first report, amended on first report,  ordered  to  a
   second  report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order
   of second report -- reported favorably  from  said  committee,  second
   report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   freshwater  wetlands;  and  to  repeal  certain provisions of such law
   relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 7 of section 24-0105 of the environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 614 of the  laws  of  1975,
 subdivision  7  as  renumbered  by  chapter 654 of the laws of 1977, are
 amended to read as follows:
   2. Considerable acreage of freshwater wetlands in  the  state  of  New
 York  has  been  lost,  despoiled  or  impaired by unregulated draining,
 dredging, filling,  excavating,  building,  pollution  or  other  [acts]
 ACTIVITIES  inconsistent  with  the  natural  uses of such areas. [Other
 freshwater] FRESHWATER wetlands are in jeopardy of being lost, despoiled
 or impaired by such [unrelated  acts]  ACTIVITIES  AND  BECAUSE  OF  THE
 RECENT CURTAILMENT OF FEDERAL WETLAND PROTECTIONS.
   3.  Recurrent  flooding aggravated or caused by the loss of freshwater
 wetlands has serious effects upon  natural  ecosystems.  THE  INCREASING
 SEVERITY  AND  DURATION OF STORM-RELATED FLOODING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE,
 WHICH HAS CAUSED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE  IN  THE  STATE,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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