senate Bill S6532A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Permits kelp cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays and commercial fishing licenses

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.610
substituted for a7547a
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 6532a
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.984
May 05, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S6532 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7547
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§13-0302 & 13-0328, En Con L

S6532 - Summary

Permits kelp cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays; permits Suffolk county to lease lands under water ceded to it by the state for the purpose of kelp cultivation; modifies certain provisions regarding commercial fishing licenses; makes related provisions.

S6532 - Sponsor Memo

S6532 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6532
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, PALUMBO -- 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
   permitting  kelp  cultivation  in  underwater  lands at Gardiner's and
   Peconic bays

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  state of New York has made a
 significant investment in combating nitrogen  pollution,  low  dissolved
 oxygen,  harmful  algal  blooms  and  a  variety  of other water quality
 impairments that threaten our coastal waters  and  fisheries  and  human
 health.
   Kelp,  which  is native to New York waters, plays an important role in
 the fight to restore the health of our waterways. Kelp acts as a natural
 sink for carbon and nitrogen in our bays while increasing oxygen  levels
 and  reducing  acidification.  Kelp serves as a natural habitat for fish
 and shellfish in the state's waters. As  New  York  continues  to  fight
 climate  change  and  nitrogen  pollution,  sustainable kelp farming can
 provide substantial environmental benefits for the state.  Kelp  farming
 has  a  very low environmental impact footprint, requiring no additional
 water or fertilizer use, but yields a valuable product.
   In addition to the environmental benefits, there are economic benefits
 for New York state by entering the emerging kelp farming market. Kelp is
 an edible and nutritious food with a growing market. It is also utilized
 in cosmetic and personal care products and used in fertilizer and animal
 feed.
   States including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and  Rhode  Island
 have   already  established  kelp  and  commercial  seaweed  aquaculture
 programs. In New York, there is an opportunity to promote this  industry
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11095-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S6532A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7547
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§13-0302 & 13-0328, En Con L

S6532A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits kelp cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner's and Peconic bays; permits Suffolk county to lease lands under water ceded to it by the state for the purpose of kelp cultivation; modifies certain provisions regarding commercial fishing licenses; makes related provisions.

S6532A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6532A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6532--A
     Cal. No. 984
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, MANNION, PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
   mental Conservation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
   to  first  and  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
   permitting  kelp  cultivation  in  underwater  lands at Gardiner's and
   Peconic bays and commercial fishing licenses
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  state of New York has made a
 significant investment in combating nitrogen  pollution,  low  dissolved
 oxygen,  harmful  algal  blooms  and  a  variety  of other water quality
 impairments that threaten our coastal waters  and  fisheries  and  human
 health.
   Kelp,  which  is native to New York waters, plays an important role in
 the fight to restore the health of our waterways. Kelp acts as a natural
 sink for carbon and nitrogen in our bays while increasing oxygen  levels
 and  reducing  acidification.  Kelp serves as a natural habitat for fish
 and shellfish in the state's waters. As  New  York  continues  to  fight
 climate  change  and  nitrogen  pollution,  sustainable kelp farming can
 provide substantial environmental benefits for the state.  Kelp  farming
 has  a  very low environmental impact footprint, requiring no additional
 water or fertilizer use, but yields a valuable product.
   In addition to the environmental benefits, there are economic benefits
 for New York state by entering the emerging kelp farming market. Kelp is
 an edible and nutritious food with a growing market. It is also utilized
 in cosmetic and personal care products and used in fertilizer and animal
 feed.
   States including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and  Rhode  Island
 have   already  established  kelp  and  commercial  seaweed  aquaculture
 programs. In New York, there is an opportunity to promote this  industry
 by providing access for kelp aquaculture to state owned underwater lands

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