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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.459
substituted for a8275a
referred to transportation
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 23, 2022 amended on third reading 660a
May 23, 2022 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 08, 2022 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 20, 2022 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2022 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2022 1st report cal.234
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
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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Jan 18, 2022 - Transportation committee Vote

S660
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2022

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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Co-Sponsors

S660 - Details

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

S660 - Summary

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

S660 - Sponsor Memo

S660 - 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

Co-Sponsors

S660A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S660A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S660A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S660A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  660--A
     Cal. No. 234
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY, BIAGGI, KAVANAGH, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on Transportation -- recommitted to the Committee on Trans-
   portation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favora-
   bly from said committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered
   to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
   recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 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.  The highway law is amended by adding a new section 19-a to
 read as follows:
   §  19-A.  POLLINATOR  FRIENDLY PLANT SPECIES; MEDIANS. 1.  THE COMMIS-
 SIONER SHALL,  IN  COOPERATION  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL
 CONSERVATION,  DEVELOP  POLICIES  AND PROCEDURES TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF
 NATIVE PLANT SPECIES THAT ARE POLLINATOR FRIENDLY IN MEDIANS ALONG HIGH-
 WAYS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  AND  TO  ENCOURAGE  AND
 PROVIDE  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN
 THE USE OF NATIVE PLANT SPECIES THAT ARE POLLINATOR FRIENDLY IN  MEDIANS
 ALONG  HIGHWAYS  UNDER  THE  RESPECTIVE  JURISDICTION  OF SUCH COUNTIES,
 CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  FOR  MOWING
 MEDIANS  LOCATED  ALONG  HIGHWAYS  ON  THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS THAT
 WILL, WHEREVER FEASIBLE AND CONSISTENT  WITH  STANDARDS  OF  SAFETY  FOR
 MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS, CYCLISTS, AND PEDESTRIANS, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF
 AREA WITHIN SUCH HIGHWAY MEDIANS THAT IS MOWED.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and

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