ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Chapter 674 of the Laws of 2007 created the New York Invasive Species Council and Invasive Species Advisory Committee. These entities were charged with developing a four-tier classification system for non-native animal and plant species, and subsequently issued a report. This hearing will examine that report as well as issues relating to the introduction of invasive species, methods to combat the invasive species already present, and the effectiveness of State funding, including the Environmental Protection Fund monies.
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 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