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A09510 Summary:

BILL NOA09510
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08357
 
SPONSORCusick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §3, Chap 306 of 2011
 
Extends, from December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2023, the expiration of the authorization granted to residential property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property.
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A09510 Actions:

BILL NOA09510
 
03/16/2022referred to environmental conservation
03/22/2022reported
03/25/2022advanced to third reading cal.507
03/28/2022passed assembly
03/28/2022delivered to senate
03/28/2022REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
05/05/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S8357
05/05/20223RD READING CAL.774
05/05/2022PASSED SENATE
05/05/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A09510 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9510
 
SPONSOR: Cusick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing owners of residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the borough of Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property, in relation to extending the expiration and repeal date thereof for an additional year   PURPOSE: To establish a general residential fire break permit for the borough of Staten Island, city of New York to allow the owner of residential real property to cut and remove phragmites.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Section 3 of chapter 306 of the laws of 2011 authoriz- ing owners of residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the borough of Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their proper- ty, as amended by section 1 of item HHH of subpart B of part XXX of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020. Section 2. Provides for an immediate effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Every year on Staten Island there are series of dangerous brushfires. Many areas on Staten Island are prone to brushfires because they are thick with an invasive, nonnative species of weed - phragmites communis. Phragmites are reeds and combustible plants that commonly grow seven feet tall and often turn into tinderboxes especially during the spring and fall seasons. They have been the proven source of numerous brush fires which often escalate and threaten surrounding properties. Accord- ing to information provided by the New York City Fire Department, in the past 15 plus years there have been over 7,400 reported brush fires on Staten Island with close to 200 of them being "all hands on" requiring all fire houses on the Island to send assistance. This legislation extends chapter 58 of the laws of 2020 for another year. It allows a residential property owner in a high-risk brush fire area in the borough of Staten Island to obtain a no-cost permit to cut down these invasive combustible reeds thereby reducing the life-threat- ening pharagmite fires that not only destroy property and homes but put our first responders at risk as they battle these blazes. The no-cost permits can be obtained via telephone or in person through the Staten Island borough president's office. Furthermore, information regarding the availability of the residential fire break permits can be found on the Department of Environmental Conservation website.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021:A.2000/S.1550- Chapter115 2020:A.10082 - Chapter 58(in budget); 2019:A.7006/S.2388 - Chapter393; 2018:A.9873/S.7734 - Chapter144; 2017:A.1189/5.1865 - Chapter108; 2016:A.9876/S.7332 - Chapter206; 2015:A.1460/S.2546 - Chapter245; 2014:A.8862/S.6656 - Chapter267; 2012:A.9046/S.6219 - Chapter34; 2011:A.7463-A/S.4377-A - Chapter 306.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2022.
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A09510 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9510
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 16, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN  ACT  to amend chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing owners of
          residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the borough
          of Staten Island to cut and  remove  reeds  from  their  property,  in
          relation  to  extending  the expiration and repeal date thereof for an
          additional year
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section 3 of chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing
     2  owners of residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the
     3  borough of Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property, as
     4  amended by chapter 115 of the laws  of  2021,  is  amended  to  read  as
     5  follows:
     6    §  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     7  deemed repealed  December 31, [2022] 2023.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14714-01-2
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