senate Bill S2742B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to global warming pollution control

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Dec 21, 2011 print number 2742b
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
May 02, 2011 print number 2742a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 31, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S2742 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1307, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11507B, S4315C

S2742 - Summary

Relates to global warming pollution control; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S2742 - Sponsor Memo

S2742 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2742

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  and  the  executive
  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.    New  York  state
needs  to continue its leadership in addressing global warming; building

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04318-01-1

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S2742A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1307, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11507B, S4315C

S2742A - Summary

Relates to global warming pollution control; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S2742A - Sponsor Memo

S2742A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2742--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04318-02-1

Co-Sponsors

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S2742B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1307, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11507B, S4315C

S2742B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to global warming pollution control; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S2742B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2742B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2742--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, DUANE, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, KRUEG-
  ER, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON,  STEWART-
  COUSINS  --  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  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04318-03-1

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