senate Bill S6191

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 - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 21, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 19, 2021 1st report cal.673
Apr 14, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Apr 19, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6191
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1
committee
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Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 19, 2021

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aye wr (2)

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S6191 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6191 (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.

S6191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6191
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAMINSKY,  HARCKHAM, JACKSON, REICHLIN-MELNICK --
   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. IT SHALL BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO SUPPORT  AND  CONTRIBUTE  TO
 NATIONAL  EFFORTS  TO  CONSERVE AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF UNITED STATES
 LANDS AND INLAND WATERS AND AT LEAST THIRTY  PERCENT  OF  UNITED  STATES
 OCEAN  AREA  BY  THE  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND THIRTY. The department and the
 office shall prepare a state land acquisition plan to guide selection of
 projects for state  acquisition  OR  CONSERVATION  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 FACILITATE  THE  CONSERVATION
 OF  AT  LEAST  THIRTY  PERCENT OF LAND IN NEW YORK STATE BY THE YEAR TWO
 THOUSAND THIRTY, IN AN EFFORT TO  COMBAT  THE  GLOBAL  BIODIVERSITY  AND
 CLIMATE  CRISES  AND  CONTRIBUTE  TO  THE NATIONAL GOAL. Such plan shall
 include an identification of:
   a. lands, by region and  category,  for  which  acquisition  OR  OTHER
 CONSERVATION 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;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10880-01-1

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