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The legislature hereby finds that New York State has ini

tiated a massive clean up of inactive toxic waste dump sites; this

program is unique in the nation and is highly complex, requiring a large commitment of public

and private resources. The legislature further finds that efforts to prevent, in

the first instance, the generation of toxic wastes must receive major new emphasis in the development and adoption of new technologies and manufacturing and produc

tion processes. The legislature further finds that New York's waste exchange program has been successful in directing wastes

productive use, thereby reducing the volume of wastes requiring managed disposal, but that the potential exists for even greater quantities of waste to be

recycled and reused. The legislature further finds that for those waste prod

ucts which require disposal, carefully maintained facilities must be available to ensure that disposal protects our irreplaceable surface and ground water resources and the public health generally, while allowing for a con

tinued viable economy. The legislature further finds that a strong and effective enforcement program is essential and the full

cooperation and coordination of all state agencies involved in the state's overall hazardous waste prevention, control

and clean up program are absolutely essential. Accordingly, a legislative commission on toxic substances

and hazardous wastes is hereby established to (a) examine the adequacy and enforcement of state programs relating to all aspects

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the prevention, control, disposal and clean up of toxic substances and hazardous wastes; (b) evaluate the quantity and types of toxic substances and hazardous wastes being generated in the state; (c) assess efforts to recycle, reuse and otherwise reduce the quantity of toxic substances and hazardous wastes requiring disposal; (d) examine emerging

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technologies for the safe management and disposal of toxic substances and hazardous wastes; (e) examine legal, regulatory and

and economic elements as they may relate to the development, testing and adaptation of such technologies; (f) address the feasibility of a joint public and private cooperative research and development effort on new methods for reducing the generation of toxic substances and for managing the disposal of hazardous

wastes;

(8) monitor the state's program to clean up existing hazardous waste disposal sites, estimate the continuing resources needed to sustain the effort and assess the feasibility and impact on the state, its municipalities and the private sector of any recommended means of funding continuing program needs; and (h) make recommendations to the legislature for such actions which the commission may determine

necessary to provide for any and all aspects of the state's program to reduce the generation of toxic substances, clean up existing hazardous waste sites and assure the safe, future disposal of toxic substances and hazardous

wastes. The commission shall consist of 10 members to be appointed

as follows: 3 members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; 3 members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker the assembly; 2 members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and 2 members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members so appointed, chairman and vice chairman shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. No member, officer or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or local law, ordi

nance, or city charter. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such per

sonnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of the commission's functions and fix compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission may meet within and without the state; hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all of the powers of a legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their

duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes.

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The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for

the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives set forth herein. The commission shall continue in existence until June 30,

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The legislature hereby finds and declares that the state

has the sovereign power to regulate and control the water resources of this state, including the counties of Nassau and Suffolk and an adequate and suitable water supply for two such counties for water supply, domestic, municipal, industrial, agricultural and commercial uses, power, irrigation, transportation, fire protection, sewage and water assimilation, the growth of the forest, maintenance of fish and wildlife, recreational enjoyment and other uses is essential to the health, safety and welfare of the people and economic growth and prosperity

of two said counties. Recent studies and reports have been made which indicate

that due to many diverse reasons, the water supply and water resources of the two said counties may be in jeopardy.

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Accordingly, legislative commission is hereby estab

lished: (a) to investigate and evaluate said reports; (b) to make recommendations for provisions to be made for the regulation and supervision of activities that deplete, defile, damage or otherwise adversely affect the waters of the

two said counties, and the land resources associated therewith; (c) to determine where uncontaminated or virgin sources of water exist in both counties;

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(d) to recommend legislative or administrative actions that are required to preserve

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protect such resources for future use. Such commission shall consist of 10 members to be ap

pointed as follows: 3 members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; 3 members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the

the assembly; 2 members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and 2 members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. Co-chairmen of the commission shall be designated by the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of

the assembly respectively. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any gen

eral, special, or local law, ordinance, or city charter. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such per

sonnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of the commission's functions and fix their compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission may meet within and without the state; hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all of the powers of a legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their

duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for

the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives set forth herein. The commission shall continue in existence until June 30,

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The legislature hereby finds and declares that: (i) there

is a need for intensive and thorough legislative study, research and inquiry into the techniques and methodology to be used by the bureau of the census of the United States commerce department in carrying out the decennial federal census to be taken in the year 1990; (ii) a technical plan will be needed to meet the requirements of a legislative timetable for a reapportionment of the senate and assembly districts and the congressional districts of the state based on such census; and (iii) the task force herein continued is necessary to assist the legislature in the performance of its responsibilities and in the conduct of legislative research projects

relating thereto. The legislative task force on demographic research and reapportionment is hereby continued,

continued, consisting of 6 members of whom 2 shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate, 2 by the speaker of the assembly and

each by the minority leader of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly. The appointments shall be of members of the respective houses of the legislature, except that one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly shall not be members of the legislature. A member of the senate appointed to the task force by the temporary president of the senate and a member of the assembly appointed to the task force by the speaker of the assembly shall be designated by each to serve as the co-chairmen of the task force. Each member of the task force who is not member of the legislature shall be entitled to receive actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge

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