Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2001
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2001 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2001 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the general powers and duties of the canal corporation; requires the canal corporation to cause the locks and lift bridges of the canal system to be operated May first through November fifteenth annually; requires the canal corporation to maintain and preserve the Erie Canal's historic resources; permits certain usage of the canal system's state drydocks, travel lifts, and other facilities for commercial boat companies.
2023-S2001 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2001 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the canal law, in relation to the general powers and duties of the canal corporation PURPOSE: This bill expands use of state drydock facilities for commercial vessels such as tour boats to include Coast Guard drydock inspections and winter storage, and formally adopts in statute a Canal System navigation season that supports optimum use of the Erie Canal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Article II of Canal Law to create a new paragraph 6-a under Section 10 requiring the Canal Corporation to operate the Canal between early May and early November annually, and amends paragraph 14 to permit commercial boat companies such as tour boats to utilize state drydock facilities for Coast Guard drydock inspections and winter stor-
2023-S2001 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2001 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAY, BROUK, HELMING, HINCHEY, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the canal law, in relation to the general powers and duties of the canal corporation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 10 of the canal law, as amended by chapter 420 of the laws of 1968, is amended and two new subdivisions 6-a and 8-a are added to read as follows: 6-A. CAUSE THE LOCKS AND LIFT BRIDGES OF THE CANAL SYSTEM TO BE OPER- ATED ANNUALLY FOR THE PASSAGE OF COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL TRAFFIC BETWEEN MAY FIRST AND NOVEMBER FIFTEENTH, GENERALLY, SUBJECT TO NATURAL CONDITIONS, WEATHER, REQUIRED MAINTENANCE, CAPITAL REHABILITATION WORK, OR OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO SAFE CANAL OPERATION. 8-A. MAINTAIN AND PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE ERIE CANAL'S HISTORIC RESOURCES, INCLUDING ITS STRUCTURES, FLOATING PLANT, AND UNIQUE LANDSIDE FEATURES. 14. Permit COMMERCIAL boat [owners] COMPANIES operating upon the canal system to use state drydocks, TRAVEL LIFTS, OR OTHER FACILITIES FOR REQUIRED COAST GUARD DRYDOCK INSPECTIONS, FOR NON-NAVIGATION SEASON STORAGE, OR while making emergency repairs to their vessels AT RATES PRESCRIBED UNDER SUBCHAPTER D OF CHAPTER III OF TITLE TWENTY-ONE OF THE NEW YORK STATE CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00480-01-3
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