Legislature(2001 - 2002)

02/22/2001 10:50 AM RLS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
CHAIR  PEARCE announced  that before  the committee  was a  proposed                                                            
Senate Rules committee  substitute for SB  16-OIL  DISCH PREVENTION:                                                            
NONTANK  VESSELS/RR.     It  incorporates  changes   made  in  House                                                            
committees  to the companion bill,  HB 55.  She asked Pat  Carter to                                                            
explain the changes.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY moved to  adopt CSSB 16(RLS) as the working document                                                            
of the committee (Version  J).  There being no objection, the motion                                                            
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  PAT  CARTER,  legislative  aide  to  Senator  Pearce,  informed                                                            
committee  members that  the House  adopted a letter  of intent  and                                                            
incorporated  it into Section  1 of the bill.   The intent  was that                                                            
the  recommendations  that  the task  force  came  up with  for  the                                                            
negotiated  rule   making  with  the  Department  of  Environmental                                                             
Conservation (DEC)  would be used for the rule making  process.  The                                                            
intent of  adopting CSSB  16(RLS) is  to make SB  16 similar  to the                                                            
House version  so that it does not  have to come back to  the Senate                                                            
for concurrence.   He  pointed out  none of the  task force  members                                                            
objected.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY moved  to calendar  CSSB 16(RLS).   There being  no                                                            
objection, the motion carried.                                                                                                  

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