Bill S2140-2011

Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry

Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry.

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Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 1, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 30, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 26, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.590
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jun 7, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 18, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Jun 7, 2011
Ayes (10): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Young, Oppenheimer, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (2): O'Mara, Perkins
Nays (2): Avella, Espaillat
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Apr 26, 2012
Ayes (12): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (2): O'Mara, Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2140

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to forming a task force on interagency cooperation within the forest industry

PURPOSE: Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Environmental Conservation law is amended to add a new section 9-0812 to create a new task force on interagency cooperation in the forest industry. The commissioner of the Department of Economic Development shall form a task force to develop a plan to increase interagency cooperation with respect to the forest industry. This task force shall consist of six members and include the commissioner of Agriculture and Markets or his/her designee, the chief executive officer of the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority or his/her designee, two representatives from the NYS Forestry Industry to be appointed by the governor, a representative of local government in a county located within the Catskills state park to be appointed by the governor and a representative of local government in a county located within the Adirondack state park to be appointed by the governor, all to be appointed within 120 days of the effective date. Subdivisions three and four defines the recommendations that are to be made by the task force and the period of time the task force shall serve for.

JUSTIFICATION: Forestry is an important industry for our environment and economy. The forestry industry has indicated closer coordination is necessary between government agencies. The Task Force created by this legislation would provide that coordination.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.2894 of 2009: Referred to Environmental Conservation S.7798 of 2008: Referred to Energy

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2140 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 form- ing a task force on interagency cooperation within the forest industry THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 9-0812 to read as follows: S 9-0812. TASK FORCE ON INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IN THE FOREST INDUSTRY. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SHALL FORM A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO INCREASE INTERAGENCY COOPERATION WITH RESPECT TO THE FOREST INDUSTRY. 2. THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF SIX MEMBERS. THE TASK FORCE SHALL INCLUDE THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS OR HIS OR HER DESIG- NEE, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NEW YORK STATE FORESTRY INDUSTRY TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVER- NOR, A REPRESENTATIVE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CATSKILLS STATE PARK TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, AND A REPRESEN- TATIVE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTY LOCATED WITHIN THE ADIRONDACK STATE PARK TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR. ALL MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED WITHIN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. 3. (A) THE TASK FORCE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO EXPAND THE ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF THOSE IN THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY. (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AGEN- CIES. (C) THE TASK FORCE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY BETWEEN THOSE ENGAGED IN FORESTRY AND RELEVANT AGENCIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
4. MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL SERVE FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS. ANY PREMATURE VACANCIES SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEX- PIRED TERM. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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