Senate Bill S1413

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation

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2023-S1413 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0115, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6421

2023-S1413 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the position of Catskill park coordinator within the department of environmental conservation to build partnerships between the department and other state agencies, municipal governments, businesses and nonprofit entities that will develop a community-based tourism strategy for the forest preserve to help fortify the regional economy and to coordinate implementation of the public access plan and other approved or adopted Catskill park-wide plans.

2023-S1413 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1413 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1413
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- 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  position  of  Catskill  park coordinator within the
   department of environmental conservation

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  New York City Watershed Agreement, the Public Access
 Plan, the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and other department  of  envi-
 ronmental  conservation  programs  in  the  Catskills  all have a common
 interest in community development,  land  acquisition  and  recreational
 access,  concern for the abundance and purity of water, and coordination
 with other department of environmental  conservation  activities  within
 the  watershed.  The  department of environmental conservation watershed
 coordinator is responsible for the monumental  task  of  overseeing  the
 implementation  of  all  state partnership programs embodied in the 1997
 New York City Watershed Agreement. The  new  Catskill  park  coordinator
 position would complement the role of the watershed coordinator by inte-
 grating  those  activities  directly  related to the watershed agreement
 with all other department of environmental conservation  program  inter-
 ests  and by advocating for the best interests of the Catskill park. The
 benefit of a Catskill  Park  Preserve  Advocate  has  been  successfully
 demonstrated  in the Hudson River estuary, Adirondacks, and Salmon River
 corridor; a similar position will ensure integration and balance in  the
 department  of  environmental  conservation's  current and future initi-
 atives affecting the natural, social and economic resources in the Cats-
 kill Region.
   § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 9-0115 to read as follows:
 § 9-0115. CATSKILL PARK COORDINATOR.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05317-01-3
 S. 1413                             2
              

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