senate Bill S9140

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the Flax Pond tidal wetlands sanctuary; and prohibits the use of motor boats in the Flax Pond tidal wetlands sanctuary

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Current Bill Status Via A10187 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1594
substituted for s9140
Jun 01, 2022 substituted by a10187
May 25, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1594
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 11, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

S9140 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10187
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0306-a, En Con L; add §39-b, Nav L

S9140 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the Flax Pond tidal wetlands sanctuary; prohibits the use of motor boats in the Flax Pond tidal wetlands sanctuary.

S9140 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9140 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9140
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 11, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. MATTERA -- 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 Flax Pond tidal wetlands sanctuary; and to amend the
   navigation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of motor  boats  in
   the Flax Pond tidal wetlands sanctuary

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
 new section 11-0306-a to read as follows:
 § 11-0306-A. THE FLAX POND TIDAL WETLANDS SANCTUARY.
   1.  THERE  IS ESTABLISHED A FLAX POND TIDAL WETLANDS SANCTUARY FOR THE
 PURPOSE OF PROTECTING AREAS OF SPECIAL  ECOLOGICAL  SIGNIFICANCE  WITHIN
 THE  FLAX POND TIDAL MARSH. THE SANCTUARY SHALL BE COMPOSED OF THE TIDAL
 WETLANDS LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF OLD  FIELDS,  COUNTY  OF  SUFFOLK  AS
 DESIGNATED  ON  THE MARCH TENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX SURVEY FILED
 IN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE AS FILE NUMBER 136899 AND INCLUDING
 A PERMANENT EASEMENT FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AS  DESIGNATED
 ON  THE  MARCH  NINTH,  NINETEEN  HUNDRED  SIXTY-SIX SURVEY FILED IN THE
 SUFFOLK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE AS FILE NUMBER 81558, AND INCLUDING  ACRE-
 AGE  OF  146.162 ACRES. THE SANCTUARY SHALL BE MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT
 IN COOPERATION WITH THE STATE UNIVERSITY AT STONY BROOK.  THE  SANCTUARY
 SHALL BE MANAGED AS A LONG-TERM FIELD LABORATORY FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCA-
 TION TO PROVIDE:
   A.  A  NATURAL  AREA  FOR  ACADEMIC  RESEARCH ACROSS A WIDE VARIETY OF
 DISCIPLINES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FIELDS OF COMMUNITY ECOL-
 OGY, POPULATION ECOLOGY, PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS, FOOD CHAIN AND WEB
 DYNAMICS, NUTRIENT AND ENERGY FLOW, HYDROLOGY, ORNITHOLOGY, BOTANY,  AND
 FORESTRY MANAGEMENT;
   B. OPPORTUNITIES FOR INSTRUCTION BETWEEN TEACHING FACULTY AND STUDENTS
 BY USING THE PROPERTY AS AN "OUTDOOR CLASSROOM";
   C. OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND THE PUBLIC TO CONNECT WITH
 THE NATURAL WORLD AROUND THEM; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14946-01-2

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