Includes Ballston Lake in the category of major inland lakes for purposes of inclusion in a waterfront revitalization program.
Ayes (36): DeFrancisco, Bonacic, Farley, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Savino, Seward, Young, Valesky, Martins, Krueger, Diaz, Dilan, Rivera, Gianaris, Breslin, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins, Stavisky, Squadron, Kennedy, Espaillat, Hassell-Thompson
Ayes W/R (1): Peralta
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to declaring Ballston Lake as a major inland lake for purposes of inclusion in a waterfront revitalization program
To designate Ballston Lake as an Inland Waterway and thereby allow local communities to participate in New York's Coastal and Inland Waterways Program.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill amends Subdivision 4 of Section 911 of the Executive Law by expanding the definition of Inland Waterways to include Ballston Lake.
The Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act (Article 42 of the Executive Law) authorizes and encourages local governments to develop a waterfront revitalization program for their coastal areas and inland waterways. The Department of State offers technical assistance in the preparation of plans, and communities with approved programs can be eligible for state grants for waterfront-related projects.
Section 911 of the Executive Law specifies the lakes, rivers and creeks which are defined as "inland waterways" for purposes of this program. In recent years, several waterways have been added to the definition, reflecting the interest in the program and the benefits to the local communities of participating.
This legislation would expand the definition of inland waterways to specifically include Ballston Lake, which is located in southern Saratoga County. Most of the Lake is in the Town of Ballston, with a small portion being in the Town of Clifton Park. Both towns have passed resolutions in support of designating the Lake as an inland waterway. The towns recognize that the lake is an important natural resource, which serves as both a primary source of drinking water for many families as well as a recreational resource. They note that participation in the program can help encourage and facilitate public access and encourage the restoration and revitalization of natural and man-made resources.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6905 A. 9190 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 27, 2014 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to declaring Ballston Lake as a major inland lake for purposes of inclusion in a waterfront revitalization program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the execu- tive law, as separately amended by chapters 133 and 147 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: (a) the state's major inland lakes consisting of lakes BALLSTON, Big Tupper, Black, Canadarago, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Champlain, Chautauqua, Conesus, Cranberry, George, Great Sacandaga, Honoeye, Indian, Keuka, Long, Mirror, Oneida, Onondaga, Otisco, Otsego, Owasco, Placid, Raquette, Ronkonkoma, Sacandaga, Saratoga, Schroon, Seneca, Skaneateles, Silver (in the county of Wyoming) and Saranac, and the Fulton chain of lakes; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14303-01-4