senate Bill S6707

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 03, 2021 signed chap.577
Oct 27, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.619
substituted for a7654
Jun 03, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1464
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 12, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Sponsor's Position

Public water is a human right, but for too long, American Water has profited off the backs of residents with outrageously high water costs.

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 5-A §§1114-a - 1114-s, Pub Auth L; amd §239-bb, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of the North Shore water authority to protect, preserve and enhance the quality and quantity of the water within its supply area; defines terms; creates the water authority of the North Shore district and the water authority of North Shore; establishes the powers, bonds and moneys of the authority (view more) makes related provisions.

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               May 12, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
   and Commissions
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law and the general municipal
   law, in relation to establishing the North Shore water authority

   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
 groundwater supply system presently operated by a private utility in the
 northwest  portion  of  the Nassau county servicing the residents of the
 village of Sea Cliff, and portions of the  village  of  Old  Brookville,
 village of Roslyn Harbor, and residents in the unincorporated hamlets of
 Glenwood  Landing,  Glen  Head and the city of Glen Cove, is fragile and
 subject to episodic deficiencies of varying magnitude including  service
 disruptions  and  drastic  price variations to residents serviced by the
 existing private water company. The groundwater supply  requires  better
 management of its entire reserve both within and outside the water util-
 ity  supply area as well as long range planning to provide protection of
 important watershed  areas,  water  conservation,  and  prevention  from
 contamination  and salt water intrusion. Since the potable water for the
 northern portion of the North Shore peninsula is derived from an aquifer
 which is the sole source of water for all of Long Island, the issues  of
 contamination and conservation are of statewide concern. The problems of
 salt  water  intrusion facing the North Shore peninsula, face many other
 peninsulas on Long Island and many of the barrier islands. It  is  hoped
 that  the  authority created by this act will not only protect, preserve
 and enhance the quality and quantity of  the  water  within  its  supply
 area,  but that it will also serve as a model and as a leader in foster-
 ing cooperation with other water suppliers to  better  manage,  conserve
 and protect the groundwater within and outside its supply area.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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