senate Bill S3308

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to definition of tropical hardwoods for purposes of state purchasing restrictions

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.794
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Feb 16, 2011 referred to finance

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S3308 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6222
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S999, A478

S3308 - Summary

Includes additional definitions for procedures relating to state purchasing of tropical hardwoods; requires state to maximize the use of environmentally preferable building materials; requires use of information provided by forest certifiers; requires the governor to develop a list of eligible forest certifiers and chain of custody certifiers.

S3308 - Sponsor Memo

S3308 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3308

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the definition and
  purchase of tropical hardwoods

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 165 of the state finance law is
amended by adding six new paragraphs f, g, h, i, j  and  k  to  read  as
follows:
  F.  "SUSTAINED  MANAGED FOREST" MEANS A FOREST THAT HAS BEEN CERTIFIED
BY A FOREST CERTIFIER.
  G. "FOREST CERTIFIER" MEANS AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD  PARTY  ORGANIZATION
THAT  CONDUCTS  COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
  H. "CHAIN OF  CUSTODY"  MEANS  A  PROCESS  THAT  PROVIDES  DOCUMENTARY
EVIDENCE VERIFYING THAT A GIVEN WOOD PRODUCT IS DERIVED FROM A CERTIFIED
FOREST OF ORIGIN.
  I.  "CHAIN  OF  CUSTODY  CERTIFIER"  MEANS  AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY
ORGANIZATION THAT CERTIFIES CHAIN OF CUSTODY.
  J. "ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE BUILDING MATERIAL" MEANS ONE OR MORE OF
THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) RECLAIMED WOOD PRODUCTS;
  (II) BIOBASED MATERIAL; OR
  (III) RECYCLED PLASTIC AND OTHER RECYCLED MATERIALS.
  K. "THIRD PARTY" MEANS AN ENTITY WHICH DOES NOT HAVE AN EQUITY  INTER-
EST  IN  THE  LAND OR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FORESTS BEING EVALUATED, AND
INDEPENDENT FROM ANY TIMBER TRADE ASSOCIATION.
  S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 165 of the state  finance
law,  as  added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00940-01-1

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