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A01567 Summary:

BILL NOA01567
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01943
 
SPONSORJones (MS)
 
COSPNSRGottfried, D'Urso, Blake, Santabarbara, Mosley, Rivera, Montesano, Palmesano, Lawrence, Miller B, Cahill, Crouch, Lavine, Cook, Byrne, Arroyo, Goodell, Morinello, Fahy
 
MLTSPNSRLupardo
 
Amd 9-0105, En Con L
 
Authorizes the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer search and rescue personnel to assist the forest rangers in wild, remote and forested areas of the state.
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A01567 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1567
 
SPONSOR: Jones (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing the forest ranger force to establish a training program for volunteer wild land search and rescue personnel   PURPOSE: To authorize the DEC forest rangers to establish, direct and maintain a program for the purposes of training and credentialing volunteer, wild land search and rescue personnel.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends subdivision 18 of section 9-0105 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 617 of the laws of 1984 to add a new paragraph (b) to authorize the DEC forest rangers to establish, direct and maintain a program for the purpose of training and creden- tialing volunteer, wild land search and rescue personnel to assist and respond along with the forest ranger force to search for lost and miss- ing persons in the wild, remote and forest land areas of the state. Section 2 - Contains the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: This proposal would provide training and credentials for volunteer search and rescue groups so that these groups are encouraged to organize and participate in search and rescue operations. The participation of volunteer search and rescue groups will benefit the public by providing additional resources to respond in emergency situations where lost or missing persons are in need of assistance, the Training that is provided by the Department's forest rangers to these volunteer groups will help ensure that volunteer search and rescue efforts are conducted in a safe and effective manner. Well trained volunteer search and rescue groups are very important since the Department has limited resources and must conduct approximately 225 search and rescue efforts per year in wild remote and forested areas of the state.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 02/05/18A.9756 referred to environmental conservation 2015-16 A.3509/S. 4563 2013-14 A.7010/S.1365 2011-12 A.5016/S.553 2009-10 A.8537/S.3652   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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