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A10462 Summary:

BILL NOA10462
 
SAME ASSAME AS S09765
 
SPONSORRules (Fall)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §3, Chap 306 of 2011
 
Extends, until December 31, 2025, the authorization of residential property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut and remove reeds.
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A10462 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10462
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Fall)
  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 the effectiveness thereof   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 chapter 299 of the laws of 2023. 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 266 of the laws of 2022 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: 2023: Chapter 299 2022: Chapter 266 2021: Chapter 115 2020: Chapter 58(In budget) 2019: Chapter 393 2018: Chapter 144 2017: Chapter 108 2016: Chapter 206 2015: Chapter 245 2014: Chapter 267 2012: Chapter 34 2011: 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, 2025.
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A10462 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10462
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 29, 2024
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Fall) --
          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 the effectiveness thereof

          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 299 of the laws  of  2023,  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, [2024] 2025.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15795-01-4
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