2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 27, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. FINCH, KOLB, McDONOUGH, BLANKENBUSH, LAWRENCE --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          enacting the wetlands homeowner's relief act
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "wetlands
     2  homeowner's relief act".
     3    §  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
     4  section 24-0303 to read as follows:
     5  § 24-0303. Homeowners; wetlands.
     6    1. A homeowner who currently lives within a wetlands  designated  area
     7  shall  not  have  to apply for building permits issued by the department
     8  for use of land within fifty feet from the periphery of such homeowner's
     9  house and garage.
    10    2. Once the department  has  issued  a  wetlands  map  for  any  given
    11  geographical area, a new map shall not be issued without approval by the
    12  legislature.
    13    3.  The  department is prohibited from delineating wetlands beyond the
    14  boundaries  of  mapped  wetlands  shown  on  the  department's  official
    15  wetlands maps.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.