A07002 Summary:

BILL NO    A07002 

SAME AS    SAME AS UNI. S04799

SPONSOR    Thiele

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   



Grants authority to the village of Sag Harbor, county of Suffolk to regulate
certain described waters bounding said village pursuant to the navigation law.
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A07002 Actions:

BILL NO    A07002 

04/17/2015 referred to transportation
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A07002 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07002 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A7002

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to grant authority to the village of Sag
Harbor, county of Suffolk to regulate certain described waters
bounding said village pursuant to the navigation law

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To grant the Village of Sag Harbor
jurisdiction in regulating beaches, establishing a vessel regulation
zones, and regulating vessels in described waters which may be more
than 1500 feet from shore.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Grants the Village of Sag
Harbor, county of Suffolk the jurisdiction to (a) to regulate beaches
pursuant to Section 45-b of the state navigation law, (b) establish a
vessel regulation zone pursuant to section 46 of the state navigation
law, and (c) regulate vessels pursuant to section 46-a of the state
navigation law, in the waters within or bounding the village described
as follows: Beginning at the following point, 42 degrees, 0.554
minutes, North, and 72 degrees, 17.663 minutes, West, the point,
thence in a straight line generally easterly to a point, 41 degrees,
0.649 minutes, North and 72 degrees, 15.934 minutes West, thence along
the shoreline to the place of beginning. The village shall possess
such jurisdiction, notwithstanding that a part of such waters maybe
more than fifteen hundred feet from shore.

Section 2. Severability Clause

Section 3. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION: The Village of Sag Harbor's historic popularity as a
sailing and boating destination continues to grow every year. There
has been an exponential increase in the number and variety of
transient vessels occupying the waters surrounding the Village which
has led to a greater demand for anchoring and mooring locations.
Under current Navigation Law, beaches, vessels and vessel regulation
zones may only be regulated by a municipality up to a distance of 1500
feet from the shoreline. The particular area described in this
legislation is very popular for temporary and seasonal anchoring;
however it is an unregulated mooring location because it lies more
than 1500 feet from shore. Boats, therefore, are haphazardly moored
vessels, posing a safety hazard to fellow boaters, swimmers, and other
watercraft users. This legislation is necessary to grant jurisdiction
of the described area to Village of Sag Harbor so that a
well-organized and regulated mooring field may be created to ensure
the future safety and enjoyment of Sag Harbor's waters.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation, 2015

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A07002 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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           S. 4799                                                  A. 7002

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                             S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                                    April 17, 2015
                                      ___________

       IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
         ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
         ment

       IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
         to the Committee on Transportation

       AN ACT to grant authority to  the  village  of  Sag  Harbor,  county  of
         Suffolk  to  regulate  certain  described waters bounding said village
         pursuant to the navigation law

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of  law to the contrary,
    2  except when prohibited by reason of the laws of  the  United  States  or
    3  section  130  of  the  town  law,  the  village of Sag Harbor, county of
    4  Suffolk is hereby granted jurisdiction to: (a) regulate beaches pursuant
    5  to section 45-b of the navigation law; (b) establish a vessel regulation
    6  zone pursuant to section 46 of the  navigation  law;  and  (c)  regulate
    7  vessels  pursuant  to  section 46-a of the navigation law, in the waters
    8  within or bounding the village described as follows:  Beginning  at  the
    9  following  point,  42  degrees,  0.554  minutes,  North, and 72 degrees,
   10  17.663 minutes, West, the point, thence in  a  straight  line  generally
   11  easterly  to  a  point, 41 degrees, 0.649 minutes, North and 72 degrees,
   12  15.934 minutes West, thence along the shoreline to the place  of  begin-
   13  ning.  The village shall possess such jurisdiction, notwithstanding that
   14  a part of such waters may be more than fifteen hundred feet from shore.
   15    S 2. Severability. The provisions of this act shall be  severable  and
   16  if  any  portion  thereof  or the applicability thereof to any person or
   17  circumstances shall be held invalid, the remainder of this act  and  the
   18  application thereof shall not be affected thereby.
   19    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD10221-01-5
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