senate Bill S6421A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation

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Current Bill Status Via A7753 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1103
substituted for s6421a
May 17, 2022 substituted by a7753a
May 11, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2022 1st report cal.1103
May 05, 2022 print number 6421a
May 05, 2022 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1499
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 27, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 9, 2022 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6421A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 9, 2022

aye wr (1)

Jun 3, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S6421
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6421 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7753
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0115, En Con L

S6421 - Summary

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation to build partnerships between the department and other state agencies, municipal governments, businesses and nonprofit entities that will develop a community-based tourism strategy for the forest preserve to help fortify the regional economy and to coordinate implementation of the public access plan and other approved or adopted Catskill park-wide plans.

S6421 - Sponsor Memo

S6421 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6421
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- 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
   establishing  the  position  of  Catskill  park coordinator within the
   department of environmental conservation

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  New York City Watershed Agreement, the Public Access
 Plan, the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and other department  of  envi-
 ronmental  conservation  programs  in  the  Catskills  all have a common
 interest in community development,  land  acquisition  and  recreational
 access,  concern for the abundance and purity of water, and coordination
 with other department of environmental  conservation  activities  within
 the  watershed.  The  department of environmental conservation watershed
 coordinator is responsible for the monumental  task  of  overseeing  the
 implementation  of  all  state partnership programs embodied in the 1997
 New York City Watershed Agreement. The  new  Catskill  park  coordinator
 position would complement the role of the watershed coordinator by inte-
 grating  those  activities  directly  related to the watershed agreement
 with all other department of environmental conservation  program  inter-
 ests  and by advocating for the best interests of the Catskill park. The
 benefit of a Catskill  Park  Preserve  Advocate  has  been  successfully
 demonstrated  in the Hudson River estuary, Adirondacks, and Salmon River
 corridor; a similar position will ensure integration and balance in  the
 department  of  environmental  conservation's  current and future initi-
 atives affecting the natural, social and economic resources in the Cats-
 kill Region.
   § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 9-0115 to read as follows:
 § 9-0115. CATSKILL PARK COORDINATOR.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11079-02-1

S6421A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7753
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0115, En Con L

S6421A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation to build partnerships between the department and other state agencies, municipal governments, businesses and nonprofit entities that will develop a community-based tourism strategy for the forest preserve to help fortify the regional economy and to coordinate implementation of the public access plan and other approved or adopted Catskill park-wide plans.

S6421A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6421A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6421--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  in
   accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   establishing the position of  Catskill  park  coordinator  within  the
   department of environmental conservation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The New York City Watershed Agreement,  the  Public  Access
 Plan,  the  Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and other department of envi-
 ronmental conservation programs in  the  Catskills  all  have  a  common
 interest  in  community  development,  land acquisition and recreational
 access, concern for the abundance and purity of water, and  coordination
 with  other  department  of environmental conservation activities within
 the watershed. The department of  environmental  conservation  watershed
 coordinator  is  responsible  for  the monumental task of overseeing the
 implementation of all state partnership programs embodied  in  the  1997
 New  York  City  Watershed  Agreement. The new Catskill park coordinator
 position would complement the role of the watershed coordinator by inte-
 grating those activities directly related  to  the  watershed  agreement
 with  all  other department of environmental conservation program inter-
 ests and by advocating for the best interests of the Catskill park.  The
 benefit  of  a  Catskill  Park  Preserve  Advocate has been successfully
 demonstrated in the Hudson River estuary, Adirondacks, and Salmon  River
 corridor;  a similar position will ensure integration and balance in the
 department of environmental conservation's  current  and  future  initi-
 atives affecting the natural, social and economic resources in the Cats-
 kill Region.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11079-04-2

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