senate Bill S1027
(D, WF) 29th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Authorizes the attorney general to commence a special proceeding in a court hearing jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of the environmental conservation law and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto in the name of the people of the state.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1-0305, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2394, A3887
2009-2010: S3464, A2661
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing
the attorney general to enforce the provisions of such law and the rules
and regulations adopted pursuant thereto
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:
The bill would establish direct enforcement authority of the ECL and
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rules and regulations
for the Attorney General.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill creates direct authority for the Attorney General of NYS to
enforce the ECL, as well as rules and regulations promulgated by DEC
through a special proceeding in a court having jurisdiction.
This bill would ensure that appropriate actions are taken to enforce
the ECL in the absence of action by DEC. At the present time, the
Attorney General may only proceed on ECL enforcement actions if such
cases are referred by DEC. If this bill were enacted into law, the
Attorney General could act directly to enforce the ECL, and/or rules
and regulations of DEC, thereby establishing an improved enforcement
presence and compliance with environmental statutes in NYS.
03/30/04 A.10492 Referred to Environmental Conservation
2005-06 A.6259 Referred to Environmental Conservation
2007-08 A.1459 Referred to Environmental Conservation
2009-10 Senate and Assembly Referred to Environmental Conservation
The act would take effect immediately.
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