Bill Text: NY A08399 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes a moratorium on the building or placing of any permanent or semi-permanent wind turbine in the waters of Lake Ontario located within the state and within the jurisdiction and control of the state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-09 - held for consideration in environmental conservation [A08399 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A08399-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8399

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    October 20, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. JENSEN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          establishing a moratorium on the building or placing of any  permanent
          or  semi-permanent  wind turbine in the waters of Lake Ontario located
          within the state

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
     2  new section 13-0107 to read as follows:
     3  § 13-0107. Moratorium on building or placing wind turbines in the waters
     4               of Lake Ontario.
     5    1. Notwithstanding any provision of law  to  the  contrary,  there  is
     6  hereby  established a moratorium, for an indefinite period of time, upon
     7  the building or placing of any permanent or semi-permanent wind  turbine
     8  in  the  waters  of Lake Ontario located within the state and within the
     9  jurisdiction and control of the state.
    10    2. This section shall be subject to any applicable provisions  of  the
    11  state  environmental  quality  review  act,  article  ten  of the public
    12  service law, and any local zoning or permitting laws or ordinances.
    13    3. Such moratorium shall not be lifted without  the  consent  of  both
    14  houses of the legislature by a majority vote in each house. The legisla-
    15  ture may require any additional data or information that it deems neces-
    16  sary to make a decision if such moratorium shall be lifted.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13191-01-1
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