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A10629 Summary:

BILL NOA10629
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORBarclay
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 378, Exec L
 
Relates to prohibiting burying trees and/or stumps beneath the surface of property when clearing land for commercial or residential use.
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A10629 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10629
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Barclay)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to standards for land clearing   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the burying of trees and or stumps during land clearing for residential or commercial construction.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Section 378 of the Executive Law by adding a new subdivision 17 to prohibit the burying of trees and stumps when clearing land for residential and commercial building construction. Section 2. Effective Date.   JUSTIFICATION: Burying woody land clearing debris such as trees and stumps during building construction can lead to dangerous sinkholes on the property as the wood decomposes. Currently, the NYS Building Code does not prohibit the burying of trees and or stumps during land clearing for residential or commercial building construction. While many construction companies do not bury trees on construction sites, there are some that have buried trees and stumps on the property of residential construction which have led to dangerous sinkholes and costly excavation work for homeowners. Further, due to the time it takes for trees to decompose, most homeown- ers are unaware that trees are buried on their property until a sinkhole or a depression appears on the property. Prohibiting this practice not only protects homeowners from costly excavation work but also protects their safety.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State   EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective Immediately.
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A10629 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10629
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 8, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Barclay) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  standards  for  land
          clearing
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 17 to read as follows:
     3    17. Standards for land clearing  requiring  that  any  property  being
     4  cleared  of debris as defined by 6 NYCRR 360-1.2(b)(94) for the purposes
     5  of commercial or residential building construction be done in  a  manner
     6  that prohibits the burying of trees and/or stumps beneath the surface of
     7  the property itself.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10242-03-6
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