Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A5104
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-A5104 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A5104 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5104 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 2, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS, KELLES -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the public water justice act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "public water justice act". § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds that: 1. The waters of the state are held by the state as sovereign and in public trust for the benefit of the people of the state of New York. 2. As trustee, the state of New York shall protect and sustain the integrity of flows, levels, and quality of water, fish and aquatic habi- tat for the use and enjoyment by citizens now and in the future. 3. As trustee, and based on the paramount public interest in the waters of the state and public health of its citizens, the state shall provide for and protect the right of access to safe drinking water, water sources, public water supply, public waterworks and infrastruc- ture, public health, and fishing, navigation, recreation, conservation, and the reasonable use of water in connection with the ownership or lawful occupancy of land, not limited to domestic, agricultural, commer- cial, industrial and public utility uses. § 3. Section 15-0109 of the environmental conservation law is amended to read as follows: § 15-0109. General jurisdiction. The department shall exercise its powers and perform its duties in any matter affecting the construction of improvements to or developments of water resources for the public health, safety or welfare, including but not limited to the supply of potable waters for the various munici- palities and inhabitants thereof, the use of water for industrial, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00610-04-3
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