assembly Bill A947

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 25, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 04, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.59
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 02, 2011 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 28, 2011 advanced to third reading cal.192
Apr 11, 2011 reported
Mar 15, 2011 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 05, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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A947 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5838
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 ยงยง48-0101 - 48-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8490
2013-2014: A3569
2015-2016: A3063
2017-2018: A2234
2019-2020: A1564

A947 (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.

A947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   947

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A. LATIMER -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation

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 THIS STATE THAT ALL
PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR  INCOME,
HAVE  A RIGHT TO FAIR TREATMENT AND MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVEL-
OPMENT, 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,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04718-01-1