Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 07, 2023||
ordered to third reading rules cal.625
substituted for a4243
|Jun 07, 2023||
substituted by s4198
rules report cal.625
|May 31, 2023||
reported referred to rules
|May 16, 2023||
reported referred to ways and means
|Feb 13, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A4243
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status Via S4198 - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-A4243 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A4243 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "New York wildlife crossing act"; directs the department of transportation to identify sites along all highways, thruways and parkways in the state where wildlife crossings are most needed to increase public safety and improve habitat connectivity and create a priority list of wildlife opportunity areas where federal grant monies may be available to implement the top five projects identified.
2023-A4243 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4243 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 13, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to enact the "New York wildlife crossing act"; to direct the department of transportation to identify sites along all highways, thruways, and parkways in the state where wildlife crossings are most needed to increase public safety and improve habitat connectivity; and to create a priority list of wildlife crossing opportunity areas where federal grant monies may be available to implement the top five projects identified THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act maybe known and cited as the "New York wildlife crossing act". § 2. For the purposes of this act: "Wildlife crossing" means a structure designed or retrofitted to enable wildlife to successfully cross roads and other human-caused barriers to wildlife movement. Such crossings may include but not be limited to culverts, bridges, wildlife underpass tunnels, wildlife over- pass bridges, and fencing associated with such structures. § 3. The department of transportation is hereby authorized and directed to assess all highways, thruways, and parkways in the state for potential wildlife crossings to improve wildlife habitat connectivity, reduce wildlife vehicle collisions, and increase public safety for New York motorists. The department of transportation shall use the findings of their assessment to finalize a top ten wildlife crossings priority list no later than two years after the effective date of this act. The priority list of crossing sites shall be determined by the following: (a) (i) Identification of road segments that pose a risk to successful wildlife movement and habitat connectivity, or that pose a risk to the traveling public due to wildlife-vehicle collisions; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02060-03-3 A. 4243 2
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