Bill S3264-2011

Requires the office for technology to develop a geographic information system to help municipalities calculate future development potential

Requires the office for technology to develop a geographic information system to help municipalities calculate future development potential under existing zoning, planning and other land use laws.

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Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 25, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 24, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.844
  • Feb 15, 2011: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - May 24, 2011
Ayes (7): Maziarz, Fuschillo, Parker, Adams, Gianaris, Kruger, Kennedy
Ayes W/R (5): Alesi, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3264

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state technology law, in relation to developing a geographic information system to allow cities, towns and villages to calculate future development and its impacts

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the Office of Technology to develop or acquire a geographic information system and mapping methodology available upon request for use by all municipalities to calculate future development potential under current law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 2 adds a new subdivision 12-c of section 103 of the executive law.

JUSTIFICATION: The cities, towns, and villages of the State are empowered through zoning and planning enabling authorization to manage land use in their respective jurisdictions. Land use decisions are significant local, regional, and statewide fiscal, environmental and social significance. Zoning and planning jurisdiction should have access to the most advanced technology, tools and data to foster intelligent decision making.

Technology through geographic information systems, digital orthophotos and other software tools exist to allow local officials and the public to visualize how their community has changed over the years and how it is likely to change in the future. Computer models can assist in developing growth policy for the whole community or for individual policy decisions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009/2010 - S.4814 (Died - Energy, Telecommunications Committee)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3264 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 15, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, KRUEGER, PERALTA, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in relation to developing a geographic information system to allow cities, towns and villages to calculate future development and its impacts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that the cities, towns and villages of the state are empowered through zoning and planning enabling authorization to manage land use in their respective jurisdictions. Land use decisions have significant local, regional and statewide fiscal, environmental and social significance. The legislature further finds that zoning and planning jurisdictions should have access to the most advanced technology, tools and data to foster intelligent decision making. The legislature further finds that technology through geographic information systems, digital orthophotos and other software tools exist to allow local officials and the public to visualize how their community has changed over the years and how it is likely to change in the future. Computer models can assist in developing growth policy for the whole community or for individual policy decisions. It is the intent of the legislature by this act to advance the state's current policies of using technology to help government to serve the people and of fostering quality communities through informed local plan- ning. S 2. Section 103 of the state technology law is amended by adding a new subdivision 12-c to read as follows: 12-C. TO DEVELOP, ACQUIRE OR CAUSE TO BE DEVELOPED, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE, A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND MAPPING METHODOLOGY THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO ALL CITIES,
TOWNS AND VILLAGES TO CALCULATE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (BUILD-OUT ANALYSIS) UNDER EXISTING ZONING, PLANNING AND OTHER LAND USE LAWS. SUCH GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO CALCULATION OF THE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL RESIDENTIAL LOTS AND COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FLOOR AREA UNDER EXISTING ZONING AND ESTIMATES OF IMPACTS FROM ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING OVERALL ESTIMATED COST TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, GALLONS OF WATER USED, SEWAGE AND SOLID WASTE GENER- ATED, NUMBERS OF ADDITIONAL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SCHOOLS, IMPACTS ON FARMLAND AND OPEN SPACE AND MILES OF NEW ROAD NEEDED TO BE BUILT. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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