Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 27, 2009
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S1209
2009-2010 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2009-S1209 (ACTIVE) - Details
2009-S1209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1209 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to global warming pollution control PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to promulgate rules and regulations regulating greenhouse gas emissions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This bill would: * define greenhouse gas to include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluroide, and any other gas determined by the DEC to be a significant contributor to global warming; * authorize the DEC to promulgate rules and regulations, by May 1, 2010, requiring annual greenhouse gas emission reporting from greenhouse gas emission sources;
2009-S1209 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1209 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 27, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sens. THOMPSON, DUANE, KRUEGER, ONORATO, PARKER, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to global warming pollution control THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. Global warming poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources and envi- ronment of New York. The potential adverse impacts of global warming include the exacerbation of air quality problems, a reduction in the quality and supply of water to the state, a rise in sea levels resulting in the displacement of 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-related problems. Global warming will have detrimental effects on some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture, tour- ism, skiing, recreational and commercial fishing and forestry. 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 temperatures would rise more rapidly if green- house gases are not abated. The panel concluded that reducing emissions 80 percent below current emissions by mid-century would prevent the worst impacts of global warming. National and international actions are necessary to fully address the issue of global warming. 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 encouraging the development of sustainable, non-polluting technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal and ocean currents. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04747-01-9
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