Relates to including the Hoosic River in the definition of "inland waterways" for the purposes of waterfront revitalization.
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
BILL NUMBER:S6952 REVISED 5/29/14
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to including the Woods Brook in the definition of "inland waterways" for the purposes of waterfront revitalization
PURPOSE: To designate the Hoosic River as an Inland Waterway for purposes of the State's Coastal and Inland Waterways program.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Subdivision 4 of Section 911 of the Executive Law by expanding the definition of "inland waterways" to include the Hoosic River.
JUSTIFICATION: Designation as an "inland waterway" makes the local communities along such waterway eligible to participate in New York's Coastal and Inland Waterways Program. The State offers a grant program, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund, which assists communities in developing and implementing local waterfront revitalization programs.
In recent years, several waterways have been added to the definition, reflecting the interest in, and benefits of this program. This legislation would amend the definition to also include the Hoosic River, located in Rensselaer County.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6952 IN SENATE April 7, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to including the Woods Brook in the definition of "inland waterways" for the purposes of waterfront revitalization THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 911 of the execu- tive law, as separately amended by chapters 38 and 147 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: (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, Tonawanda, West Kill,
[and]Scaja- quada, WOODS BROOK and Wynantskill; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14286-03-4