Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 17, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A4608
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-A4608 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A4608 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4608 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 17, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack park THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and statement of purpose. When enacted in nineteen hundred seventy-three, the Adirondack park land use and development plan represented an historic application of natural resource-based land use control and economic opportunity for the park's residents and communities. For over forty years, the plan has sought to insure optimum overall conservation, protection, preservation, develop- ment and use of the unique scenic, aesthetic, wildlife, recreational, open space, historic, ecological and natural resources of this cherished area and the essential interdependence of economic and community needs through balanced apportionment of land use within the park. Conservation science and land use planning techniques have advanced since the enactment of the plan. It is now recognized that the spatial pattern of development is fully, if not more, as ecologically important as its overall density. Subdivision of land into large residential lots, or rural sprawl, impairs ecosystem function, decreases biotic integrity, alters species behavior and composition, increases human-wildlife conflicts, fragments ownership, impairs cohesive land management, undermines the open space character of the park, and threatens its agricultural and forestry work- ing landscapes. Conservation development is an approach to the design, construction and stewardship of development that achieves functional protection of natural resources, while providing social and economic benefits to human communities. It requires a process that ensures thorough analysis of ecological systems and environmental conditions before the developer EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07573-01-3
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