Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/23/1993 08:00 AM STA

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  SB 90:  DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCIES                                  
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-32, SIDE B                                                           
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY deferred taking action on 2D SSHB 37, and                     
  read the title to SB 90.  He then invited SB 90's sponsor to                 
  the table for his statement.                                                 
                                                                               
  Number 024                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR LOREN LEMAN, PRIME SPONSOR OF SB 90, explained the                   
  bill's intent to clarify the relationship between the                        
  Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the                       
  Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) in the                    
  event of an emergency.  He stated SB 90 would give the DMVA                  
  the capability to declare an emergency in the event of an                    
  Exxon Valdez type oil spill which, he believed, brought                      
  about the need for this bill.  He further believed SB 90 was                 
  consistent with a memo of agreement between the DEC and the                  
  DMVA after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.                                       
                                                                               
  Number 074                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER understood SB 90 to be a "housekeeping"                 
  bill, but wanted to make sure the committee was not making a                 
  policy decision.                                                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN clarified SB 90 was not a policy decision, but                 
  rather a clarification of duties between the two agencies                    
  that had previously been discussed on the House floor.                       
                                                                               
  Number 112                                                                   
                                                                               
  JEFF MORRISON, DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES                 
  DIVISION, DMVA, assured the committee the DMVA is in full                    
  agreement with the intent of SB 90.                                          
                                                                               
  Number 122                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY MOVED passage of SB 90 from committee.                        
                                                                               
  SB 90 PASSED from committee by a 7-0 vote.                                   
                                                                               

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