Senate Bill S1812A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires the department of environmental conservation to conduct a study on the feasibility of constructing a seawall along the coastline of the city of New York

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S1812 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S8841
2021-2022: S7141

2023-S1812 - Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to conduct a study on the feasibility of constructing a seawall along the coastline of the city of New York and report on such study to the legislature by December 31, 2027.

2023-S1812 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1812 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1812
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to establish a commission to be known as the  "New  York  seawall
   study  commission";  and  providing  for the repeal of such provisions
   upon expiration thereof

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  New  York  seawall study commission. 1.   There is hereby
 established, within the  department  of  environmental  conservation,  a
 seawall  study  commission  ("commission")  which  shall  consist  of 16
 members who shall be appointed as follows:
   (a) the commissioner of  environmental  conservation  or  his  or  her
 designee;
   (b) the secretary of state or his or her designee;
   (c)  three  members  appointed  by  the governor, at least one of whom
 shall have expertise in environmental justice issues;
   (d) two members to be appointed by  the  temporary  president  of  the
 senate;
   (e) two members to be appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
   (f) one member to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
   (g) one member to be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly;
   (h) two members to be appointed by the mayor of the city of New York;
   (i)  one  member to be appointed by the county executive of the county
 of Nassau;
   (j) one member to be appointed by the county executive of  the  county
 of Suffolk; and
   (k)  one  member to be appointed by the county executive of the county
 of Westchester.
   2. The at large members should include individuals with  expertise  in
 one  or  more  of  the following areas: climatology; hydrology; environ-
 mental;  aquaculture;  flood  risk  management;  environmental  justice;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04620-01-3
              

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2023-S1812A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S8841
2021-2022: S7141

2023-S1812A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to conduct a study on the feasibility of constructing a seawall along the coastline of the city of New York and report on such study to the legislature by December 31, 2027.

2023-S1812A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1812A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1812--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Finance  --
   recommitted  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in accord-
   ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to  require  the  department  of  environmental  conservation  to
   conduct a study on the feasibility of constructing a seawall along the
   coastline  of  the  city  of New York; and providing for the repeal of
   such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  New  York seawall study. No later than December 31, 2027,
 the department of  environmental  conservation  shall  transmit  to  the
 governor,  the  temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the
 assembly a report identifying the feasibility, costs, impacts, and  best
 locations  for construction of a seawall to protect the city of New York
 from sea level rise and storm surge  along  the  entire  coastline.  The
 report shall contain the following:
   (a)  coastal  areas  at  greatest  risk  from  sea level rise based on
 projections established pursuant to section 3-0319 of the  environmental
 conservation law;
   (b) areas at risk from storm surge based on current sea levels;
   (c)  areas  that  are  more  likely to be at risk from coastal hazards
 including rising groundwater levels, saltwater intrusion, coastal flood-
 ing, and extreme weather events  including  coastal  storms,  with  such
 projections extending through the year 2100;
   (d)  the  locations  for construction of a seawall and any communities
 likely to be at risk from such construction;
   (e) the feasibility, costs and locations of natural  and  nature-based
 solutions  and  onshore measures to protect New York city from sea level
 rise and storm surge;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04620-02-4
              

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