ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
In the past 15 years, bond act proposals have been put before New York State voters with varying success. In 1996, voters approved the "Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act" to spend $1.75 billion for environmental projects including environmental restoration, safe drinking water and air quality. The $3.8 billion "Transportation Infrastructure Bond Act of 2000" was rejected by voters, but the $2.9 billion "Rebuild and Renew New York Transportation Bond Act of 2005" for the purpose of improving, enhancing, preserving and restoring the quality of the State's transportation infrastructure was approved. It has been suggested that a new $5 billion "Clean Water, Clean Air & Green Jobs Bond Act" proposal should be submitted to voters this November. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit input on the Bond Act proposal.
Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes duration. Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to further publicize these hearings, please inform interested parties and organizations of the Committee's interest in hearing testimony from all sources.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.
Robert K. Sweeney
Member of Assembly
Committee on Environmental Conservation