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NY Legislature Approves Bill to Post Signs Warning About Aquatic Invasive Species Threat
By Joe Gullo
ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Legislature approved a bill to post signs warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species.
A press release says the legislation requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to post or provide for the posting of a universal sign at each public boat launch site in the state.
“The importance of public education cannot be overstated in the fight against aquatic invasive species,” said Co-Sponsor Betty Senator Little (R). “Key to that effort is a consistent message, both in terms of what the threat is and what steps boaters should take to protect our waterways. Posting signs that are informative and convey to boaters their responsibility will help prevent the spread of invasives and save tax dollars in the long run.”
The bill passed the Assembly on June 17 and Senate on June 19. The bill will be returned from the Senate to the Assembly before being sent to the governor for consideration.