A08790 Summary:

BILL NO    A08790A

SAME AS    SAME AS S06589-A

SPONSOR    Cymbrowitz

COSPNSR    Thiele, Englebright, Colton, Skoufis, Brook-Krasny, Lavine, Lifton,
           Curran, Graf, Raia, Saladino, Otis

MLTSPNSR   Garbarino, McKevitt, Mosley, Weisenberg



Relates to any adoption by the department of environmental conservation of a
management plan concerning mute swans.
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A08790 Actions:

BILL NO    A08790A

02/14/2014 referred to environmental conservation
05/07/2014 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
05/07/2014 print number 8790a
05/12/2014 reported referred to ways and means
05/19/2014 reported 
05/22/2014 advanced to third reading cal.771
05/29/2014 passed assembly
05/29/2014 delivered to senate
05/29/2014 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
06/18/2014 SUBSTITUTED FOR S6589A
06/18/2014 3RD READING CAL.1509
06/18/2014 PASSED SENATE
06/18/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A08790 Votes:

A08790A05/29/2014 104/25
AbbateYCorwinNOGlickYLavineYNolanYRozicYTitusY
AbinantYCrespoYGoldfedYLentolYOaksNORussellYWalterNO
ArroyoYCrouchNOGoodellNOLiftonYO'DonneYRyanYWeinsteY
AubryYCurranYGottfriYLopezYOrtizYSaladinYWeisenbER
BarclayNOCusickYGrafYLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWeprinY
BarrettERCymbrowYGuntherYLupinacYPalmesaNOScarborYWrightER
BenedetYDavilaYHawleyNOMageeYPalumboYSchimelYZebrowsY
BlankenNODenDekkYHeastieYMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYMr SpkrY
BorelliNODinowitYHennessYMalliotYPeoplesYSepulveY
BraunstYDiPietrNOHevesiERMarkeyYPerryYSimanowY
BrennanYDupreyNOHikindERMayerYPichardYSimotasER
BrindisYEnglebrYHooperERMcDonalYPretlowYSkartadY
BronsonYFahyYJacobsYMcDonouYQuartYSkoufisY
Brook-KYFarrellYJaffeeYMcKevitYRaYSolagesY
BuchwalYFinchNOJohnsYMcLaughNORaiaYStecNO
ButlerNOFitzpatYKatzNOMillerERRamosYSteckY
CahillYFriendNOKavanagYMillmanYRiveraYStirpeNO
CamaraYGalefYKearnsYMontesaNORobertsYSweeneyY
CerettoYGanttYKellnerABMorelleYRobinsoERTediscoY
ClarkYGarbariYKimYMosleyYRodriguERTenneyNO
ColtonYGiglioNOKolbNOMoyaYRosaYThieleY
CookYGjonajYLalorNONojayNORosenthYTitoneY

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A08790 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A8790A

TITLE OF BILL:  An act establishing a moratorium on the department of
environmental conservation's plan to declare mute swans a "prohibited
invasive species"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Imposes restrictions on the eradication of the mute swan population

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill requires the department of environmental
conservation, prior to finalizing any management plan for mute swans,
to hold not less than two public hearings and to respond to all public
comments. In addition, any report would be required to prioritize
non-lethal management techniques and include scientific evidence of
projected and current environmental damage caused by the mute swan
population of only 2,200 across the state.

Section 2 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Wildlife experts, rehabilitators and environmentalists do not
unanimously agree that exterminating the mute swan population is
justified. In addition, there is debate amongst such experts about
whether the planned eradication of the mute swan population is even
minimally beneficial to the eco-system or to our environment.

Therefore, it is incumbent on the Department of Environmental
Conservation to illustrate the necessity of eradicating this
non-native species by demonstrating the actual damage to the
environment or other species caused by mute swans.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed two years after such effective date.
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A08790 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        8790--A

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 14, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, SKOUFIS,
         BROOK-KRASNY,  LAVINE,  LIFTON, CURRAN, GRAF, RAIA, SALADINO -- Multi-
         Sponsored by -- M.  of A. GARBARINO, McKEVITT, MOSLEY,  WEISENBERG  --
         read  once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
         -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
         and recommitted to said committee

       AN  ACT  establishing  a  moratorium  on the department of environmental
         conservation's plan to  declare  mute  swans  a  "prohibited  invasive
         species"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
         tion thereof

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

    1    Section 1. Prior to the adoption of any management plan for mute swans
    2  (cygnus olor), a bird species for which the Atlantic flyway council  has
    3  issued  a draft management plan, the department of environmental conser-
    4  vation shall, after the effective date of this act, at a  minimum,  hold
    5  not  less  than two public hearings in areas with mute swan populations,
    6  following adequate public notice, and, after the  last  of  such  public
    7  hearings,  include  a  public comment period of not less than forty-five
    8  days. Any such management plan shall at a minimum:
    9    (a) give priority to non-lethal management techniques;
   10    (b) fully document the scientific basis for future population  projec-
   11  tions;
   12    (c)  fully  document  the  scientific  basis for current and projected
   13  environmental damage;
   14    (d) include a public education component; and
   15    (e) include responses to all substantive public comments.
   16    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
   17  deemed repealed two years after such effective date.


        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD13863-04-4
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