senate Bill S1526A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to greenhouse gas emissions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 18, 2009 print number 1526a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 02, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

Bill Amendments

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S1526 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1307, En Con L

S1526 - Summary

Relates to greenhouse emissions; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S1526 - Sponsor Memo

S1526 - Bill Text download pdf

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S1526A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1307, En Con L

S1526A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to greenhouse emissions; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S1526A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1526A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1526--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MORAHAN, FLANAGAN, FUSCHILLO, HANNON, LAVALLE, PADA-
  VAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  greenhouse gas emissions

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

  Section 1. Legislative  findings.    The  Intergovernmental  Panel  on
Climate  Change,  awarded  the  2007  Nobel Peace Prize, determined that
burning coal, oil and gas  has  led  to  higher  temperatures  that  are
already  impacting  physical  and  biological  systems.   The panel also
projected global temperatures would  rise  more  rapidly  if  greenhouse
gases  are  not  abated.  The panel concluded that reducing emissions 80
percent below current emissions by mid-century would prevent  the  worst
impacts of climate change.
  The  impact  of  such  climate  change  poses  a serious threat to the
economic well-being, public health, natural resources and environment of
New York. The potential adverse impacts of climate  change  include  the
exacerbation  of  air  quality  problems, a reduction in the quality and
supply of water to the state, a rise in sea levels  which  could  poten-
tially  impact  coastal businesses, residents and infrastructure, damage
to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, and an increase in the
incidences of infectious diseases, asthma, and other human health-relat-
ed problems.
  National and international actions are necessary to fully address  the
threat  of  climate change. Action taken by New York and other states to
reduce emissions of greenhouse gases will have far-reaching  effects  by
encouraging the federal government, and other countries to act including

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01893-02-9

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