Creates a task force on interagency cooperation within the forestry industry.
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:
Section 1: Amends the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new section 9-0812 which would create a new task force on interagency cooperation in the forest industry which will consist of the following six members: the Commissioner of Agriculture or his or her designee; the CEO 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 Governor; a local government representative from a county located within the Catskills State Park to be appointed by the Governor; and a local government representative from a county located within the Adirondack State Park to be appointed by the Governor. The task force shall make recommendations on how to expand the economic success of those in the forestry industry and how to increase communication regarding the forestry industry between the government agencies and between the industry and government agencies and authorities.
Section 2: Effective date.
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.2140 of 2012: Died on Senate Floor Calendar S.2140 of 2011: Died in Senate Finance Committee S.2894 of 2010: Died in Senate Environmental Conservation S.2894 of 2009: Died in Senate Environmental Conservation S.7798 of 2008: Died in Senate Environmental Conservation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2916 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 25, 2013 ___________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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07931-01-3 S. 2916 2
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.