senate Bill S660

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of pollinator friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.723
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Transportation committee Vote

S660
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

aye wr (1)

Apr 26, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S660
19
2
committee
19
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S660 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-a, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7008

S660 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of pollinator friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state.

S660 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S660 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    660
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to the  use  of  pollinator
   friendly plant species in medians along the highways of the state

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the planting
 of pollinator friendly plant species in medians along  the  highways  of
 this  state  is  consistent with the state goal of beautifying the land-
 scape along such highways. Therefore, it is the intent of  the  legisla-
 ture  to  encourage  the use of pollinator friendly plant species by the
 state and its political subdivisions in designing, developing and  main-
 taining such medians whenever safe and feasible.
   §  2.  The highway law is amended by adding a new section 19-a to read
 as follows:
   § 19-A. POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES; MEDIANS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF
 THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A. "POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES" SHALL MEAN PLANTS NATIVE TO THE
 STATE, COMPOSED OF A VARIETY OF NECTAR AND POLLEN-RICH  FLOWERS  WITH  A
 WIDE  RANGE  AND  VARIETY  OF  SHAPES, SIZES, AND COLORS THAT BLOSSOM AT
 VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE TERM "POLLINATOR  FRIENDLY  PLANT
 SPECIES" SHALL NOT INCLUDE MODERN PLANT HYBRIDS; AND
   B.  "POLITICAL SUBDIVISION" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE
 OF THE STATE.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
 RONMENTAL CONSERVATION, DEVELOP POLICIES AND  PROCEDURES  TO  ENCOURAGE,
 TRAIN  AND ASSIST THE STATE AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO USE POLLINATOR
 FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES IN MEDIANS ALONG HIGHWAYS.
   3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  FOR  MOWING
 HIGHWAYS  THAT  WILL, WHEREVER FEASIBLE AND CONSISTENT WITH STANDARDS OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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