senate Bill S6316

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Nov 25, 2009 referred to rules

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S6316 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8109
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 §§48-0101 - 48-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1115
2013-2014: S1629
2015-2016: S1525
2017-2018: S3110
2019-2020: S2385

S6316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group; provides that the function of the group is to ensure that no group of people, including a racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group, bears a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies; provides that advisory group to adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable to state agencies, monitor agencies on compliance with such policies; specifies responsibilities of state agencies (view more) establishes an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.

S6316 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6316

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 25, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  establishing  a  permanent environmental justice advisory group and an
  environmental justice interagency coordinating council

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new article 48 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 48
                          ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
SECTION 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
        48-0103. DEFINITIONS.
        48-0105. PERMANENT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY GROUP.
        48-0107. POWERS AND DUTIES.
        48-0109. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES.
        48-0111. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.
        48-0113. SEPARABILITY.
S 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
  1. IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE POLICY OF THE  STATE  OF  NEW  YORK
THAT ALL PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR
INCOME, HAVE A RIGHT TO FAIR TREATMENT AND MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE
DEVELOPMENT,  IMPLEMENTATION  AND  ENFORCEMENT  OF LAWS, REGULATIONS AND
POLICIES THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
  2. IT SHALL FURTHER BE THE POLICY  OF  THE  STATE  THAT  NO  GROUP  OF
PEOPLE,  INCLUDING  A  RACIAL,  ETHNIC OR SOCIOECONOMIC GROUP, SHOULD BE
DISPROPORTIONATELY EXPOSED TO POLLUTION OR BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE
OF THE NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES  RESULTING  FROM  INDUSTRIAL,
MUNICIPAL  OR COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, OR THE EXECUTION OF FEDERAL, STATE,
LOCAL OR TRIBAL PROGRAMS AND POLICIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03905-01-9

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