senate Bill S9520

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York open water data act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 29, 2022 referred to rules

S9520 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S9520 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York open water data act"; directs certain agencies to identify and integrate key water data sets; provides duties and an annual plan for data to be researched and reported.

S9520 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9520 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               July 29, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT in relation to enacting the "New York open water data act"
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "New York open water data act".
   § 2. Definitions. For purposes of this act, the following terms  shall
 have the following meanings:
   1. "Agencies" means the:
   (a) New York water resources institute at Cornell University;
   (b) New York state department of environmental conservation;
   (c)  New  York  state  department  of  health's bureau of water supply
   (d) New York state department of agriculture and markets;
   (e) New York state canal corporation; and
   (f) New York city department of environmental protection.
   2. "Data and information platform" means software, hardware and  tools
 that  collect,  organize,  integrate,  distribute and archive water data
 that at a minimum:
   (a) integrate water data managed by state  and  local  entities  using
 consistent and standardized formats; and
   (b) integrate:
   (i)  state  and  local  government  data on streamflow, precipitation,
 reservoir and irrigation system operations, ground water use and levels,
 municipal and industrial water use and land uses, but not including data
 from residential wells;
   (ii) data on water rights, water diversions and water quality; and
   (iii) data on fish, aquatic and riparian systems and ecological data.
   3. "Water data" means measurements of basic properties relating to the
 planning  and  management  of  water  resources,  including  streamflow,
 precipitation, ground water, water quality and water use in agriculture,
 industry and municipal uses and natural systems.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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