2003 State Legislation affecting the Central Pine Barrens

Updated 10/17/03.


Subject
Legislative
Action
Governor's
Action
Notes
Enforcement of pine barrens (ECL 57) statute, plan, permits and regulations.

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A8074A
S4784A
Passed both houses 6/19/03.
Signed and effective 8/26/03, and became Chapter 434 of the Laws of 2003.  Ceremonial signing held on 8/28/03 at Southaven County Park. Supported by three towns and County Executive. Establishes separate penalties and violation categories for CGA and Core. Prior version had been vetoed in 2002.
Establishment of a Community Preservation Fund in Brookhaven Town through a real estate transfer tax. A3583
S1664
Passed Assembly 6/20/03.
Passed Senate 6/19/03.
Signed and effective. Signing date and chapter number not available at time of compilation. Authorizes a referendum within Brookhaven Town for final approval. Transfer tax would be 2% on sales amounts above certain levels for improved and unimproved properties.
Establishment of a statewide invasive species task force. A6988A
S3522A
Passed Assembly 6/17/03.
Passed Senate 6/18/03.
Signed and effective 8/5/03, and became Chapter 324 of the Laws of 2003. Establishes 17 member task force, with report due by 11/30/05.
Authorization of peace officer status for Riverhead Town Fire Marshals.

(See unofficial copy: text, pdf.)

A1553A
S822A
Passed Assembly 6/16/03.
Passed Senate 6/19/03.
Signed and effective 10/7/03, and became Chapter 638 of the Laws of 2003. Supported by Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council (4/24/03).