assembly Bill A7400A

Suspends hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil

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SWEENEY

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO CODES
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO RULES
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • RULES REPORT CAL.71
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.71
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO SENATE
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.245
  • 18 / Jan / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 7400A

Summary

Suspends hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil; suspends the issuance of new permits for such drilling.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6261
Versions:
A7400
A7400A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A11443B
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7400--A
                                                        Cal. No. 245

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SWEENEY, SILVER, FARRELL, LIFTON, JAFFEE, ZEBROW-
  SKI,   COLTON,  ABINANTI,  WEISENBERG,  BRENNAN,  GOTTFRIED,  KELLNER,
  P. RIVERA, ENGLEBRIGHT, DINOWITZ,  MARKEY,  PAULIN,  MILLMAN,  JACOBS,
  COOK,  M. MILLER,  ROSENTHAL,  ROBINSON,  CASTELLI,  GALEF,  KAVANAGH,
  O'DONNELL,    CAHILL,     BRAUNSTEIN,     SCARBOROUGH,     CYMBROWITZ,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,  MOYA,  SIMOTAS, CLARK, PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. AUBRY, DenDEKKER,  GIBSON,  GLICK,  LATIMER,  LAVINE,  MAGEE,
  MAISEL,  McENENY,  SCHIMEL, THIELE, TITONE, WEINSTEIN -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- advanced to
  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on
  the order of third reading

AN ACT to suspend hydraulic fracturing; and providing for the repeal  of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. There is hereby established a suspension of the issuance of
new permits for the drilling of a well which utilizes  the  practice  of
hydraulic  fracturing  for the purpose of stimulating natural gas or oil
in low permeability natural gas reservoirs, such as  the  Marcellus  and
Utica shale formations.
  The  purpose  of  such suspension shall be to afford the state and its
residents the opportunity to continue the review  and  analysis  of  the
effects  of hydraulic fracturing on water and air quality, environmental
safety and public health.
  For the purposes of this section, "hydraulic  fracturing"  shall  mean
the  fracturing  of rock by fluid for the purpose of stimulating natural
gas or oil for any purpose.
  This section shall not apply to permits issued prior to the  effective
date  of this act which utilize hydraulic fracturing that are subject to
renewal.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
deemed repealed June 1, 2013.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11076-03-2

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