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A09289 Summary:

COSPNSREnglebright, Skoufis
Relates to any adoption by the department of environmental conservation of a management plan concerning mute swans.
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A09289 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 12, 2016
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Environmental Conservation
        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    §  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    17  deemed repealed two years after such effective date.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.
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