Adds the Allegheny river and Cattaraugus creek to the definition of " inland waterways" for purposes of waterfront revitalization.
Ayes (31): DeFrancisco, Johnson, Alesi, Bonacic, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Nozzolio, Robach, Saland, Seward, Young, Krueger, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Gianaris, Montgomery, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Rivera, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Squadron
Ayes W/R (2): Hannon, Peralta
Nays (1): Parker
Excused (1): Farley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to adding certain bodies of water to the definition of "inland waterways" for purposes of water-front revitalization
PURPOSE: This bill adds the Allegheny river and Cattaraugus creek to the definition of "inland waterways" for purposes of waterfront revitalization.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend subdivision 4 of section 911 of the executive law to add the Allegheny river and Cattaraugus creek to the definition of "inland waterways."
JUSTIFICATION: This bill originated as a local request to add the Allegheny river and Cattaraugus creek to the definition of "inland waterways." Adding these bodies of water to the definition will permit communities in the area to apply for grants under the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and would allow for further competitiveness.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6203--A IN SENATE January 12, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to adding certain bodies of water to the definition of "inland waterways" for purposes of water-front revitalization THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 911 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 166 of the laws of 2011, paragraph (b) as separately amended by chapter 348 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 4. "Inland waterways" shall mean (a) the state's major inland lakes consisting of lakes Big Tupper, Black, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Champlain, Chautauqua, Conesus, Cranberry, George, Great Sacandaga, Honoeye, Indi- an, Keuka, Long, Mirror, Oneida, Onondaga, Otisco, Otsego, Owasco, Plac- id, Raquette, Ronkonkoma, Sacandaga, Saratoga, Schroon, Seneca, Skanea- teles, Silver (in the county of Wyoming) and Saranac, and the Fulton chain of lakes; (b) the state's major rivers comprised of the ALLEGHENY, Ausable, Black, Boquet, Canisteo, Chaumont (including Chaumont bay), Chemung, Cohocton, Delaware, Deer, Genesee, Grasse, Hudson north of the federal dam at Troy, Indian, Little (in the Adirondack park), Little Salmon (including north and south branches), Mad, Mettowee, Mohawk, Oswegatchie, Racquette, Sacandaga, Salmon, Saranac, Susquehanna, Tioga, Tioughnioga and Wallkill rivers, and the north and middle branches of the Moose river; (c) the state's major creeks comprised of the Bushkill, CATTARAUGUS, Cincinnati, East Kill, Esopus (including upper and lower branches), Fish (including east and west branches), Gooseberry, Little Sandy, Onondaga, Sandy, Schoharie, South Sandy, Oatka and Tonawanda and West Kill; (d) the Barge Canal System as defined in section two of the canal law; and (e) the adjacent shorelands to the extent that such inland waters and adjacent lands are strongly influenced by each other including, but not limited to, islands, wetlands, beaches, dunes, barri- er islands, cliffs, bluffs and erosion prone areas. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13939-05-2