senate Bill S4220B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2012 print number 4220b
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Dec 12, 2011 print number 4220a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 23, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

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S4220 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7218B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7218A

S4220 - Summary

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas; prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a hydraulic fracturing process.

S4220 - Sponsor Memo

S4220 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4220

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 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,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1  of  section  23-0501  of  the
environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4
to read as follows:
  (4)  "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING" SHALL MEAN FRACTURING OF ROCK BY MAN-MADE
FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.
  S  2. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERA-
TION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO  USE  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  OR  HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING FLUIDS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.
  S  3.  Subdivision 3 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conserva-
tion law is renumbered subdivision 4 and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:
  3. A. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A  PERMIT  FOR  THE  DRILLING  OR
OPERATION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO USE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OR HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING FLUIDS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.
  B.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" SHALL MEAN
FRACTURING OF ROCK BY MAN-MADE FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR
THE PURPOSE OF STIMULATING NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10073-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S4220A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7218B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7218A

S4220A - Summary

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas; prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a hydraulic fracturing process.

S4220A - Sponsor Memo

S4220A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4220--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  ADAMS,  ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, DILAN, DUANE,
  ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, KLEIN, KRUEGER, KRUGER, MONTGOM-
  ERY, OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY -- 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
  prohibiting  the  use  of hydraulic fracturing and the disposal and/or
  processing of any fluid which was used in a hydraulic fracturing proc-
  ess

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  b  of  subdivision 1 of section 23-0501 of the
environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4
to read as follows:
  (4) "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" SHALL MEAN FRACTURING OF ROCK  BY  MAN-MADE
FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.
  S 2. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERA-
TION  OF  ANY  WELL  PROPOSING  TO USE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OR HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING FLUIDS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 23-0501 of the  environmental  conserva-
tion law is renumbered subdivision 4 and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:
  3.  A.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR
OPERATION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO USE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OR HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING FLUIDS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10073-06-1

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S4220B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7218B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7218A

S4220B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas; prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a hydraulic fracturing process.

S4220B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4220B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4220--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  ADAMS,  ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, DILAN, DUANE,
  ESPAILLAT,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HUNTLEY,  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,
  OPPENHEIMER,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SAMPSON,  SAVINO,  SERRANO, SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY -- 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 -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  in  accordance  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the  use  of hydraulic fracturing and the disposal and/or
  processing of any fluid which was used in a hydraulic fracturing proc-
  ess

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  b  of  subdivision 1 of section 23-0501 of the
environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4
to read as follows:
  (4) "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING"  MEANS  FRACTURING  OF  ROCK  BY  MAN-MADE
FLUID-DRIVEN  FRACTURING  TECHNIQUES  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  STIMULATING
NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION.  ANY FLUID USED IN SUCH A FRACTURING
TECHNIQUE SHALL BE DEEMED  A  "HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  FLUID",  INCLUDING
WATER OR LIQUID PROPANE GAS.
  S  2. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERA-
TION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO  USE  HYDRAULIC  FRACTURING  OR  HYDRAULIC
FRACTURING  FLUIDS,  AS  SUCH  TERMS ARE DEFINED BY SUBPARAGRAPH FOUR OF
PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 23-0501 OF THIS  ARTICLE,  FOR
THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10073-08-2

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