1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 9: Lands and Forests
  5. Title 17: New York Invasive Species Council

Section 9-1710 Aquatic invasive species; spread prevention

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  1. For purposes of this section:

  (a) "Watercraft" shall mean every motorized or non-motorized boat or vehicle capable of being used or operated as a means of transportation or recreation in or on water.

  (b) "Launch" shall mean to place a watercraft or floating dock into a public waterbody or any inlet or outlet to such waterbody for any purpose, including by trailer or other device or carrying by hand a watercraft into the waterbody.

  2. No person shall launch a watercraft or floating dock unless it can be demonstrated that reasonable precautions such as removal of any visible plant or animal matter, washing, draining or drying as defined by the department pursuant to rules and regulations, have been taken.

  * NB Repealed June 1, 2021