Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 03, 2011||
enacting clause stricken
|Feb 04, 2011||
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A4656
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-A4656 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-A4656 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "environmental rights enforcement reform act"; authorizes any private citizen who has an interest which is or may be adversely affected to commence civil judicial actions for injunctive or declaratory relief to remedy environmental harms under certain circumstances; provides that such action may be commenced against any person for any violation of an administrative or court order compelling an investigation or remediation of an inactive hazardous waste disposal site.
2011-A4656 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4656 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 4, 2011 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. LANCMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the "environmental rights enforcement reform act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "environmental rights enforcement reform act". S 2. Article 71 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 45 to read as follows: TITLE 45 PRIVATE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT SECTION 71-4501. ENFORCEMENT BY PRIVATE CITIZENS. 71-4503. NOTICE OF ACTION. 71-4505. INTERVENTION. 71-4507. APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENTS. 71-4509. COSTS, FEES AND PENALTIES. 71-4511. APPLICABILITY IN THE ADIRONDACK PARK. 71-4513. SAVINGS CLAUSE. S 71-4501. ENFORCEMENT BY PRIVATE CITIZENS. 1. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 71-4503 OF THIS TITLE, ANY PERSON WHO HAS SUFFERED OR MAY SUFFER AN INJURY IN FACT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH INJURY IS DIFFERENT IN KIND OR DEGREE FROM THAT SUFFERED BY THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, MAY COMMENCE A CIVIL ACTION IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI- SION TWO OF THIS SECTION AGAINST ANY PERSON FOR ANY VIOLATION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE OR COURT ORDER COMPELLING THAT PERSON TO INVESTIGATE OR REMEDIATE AN INACTIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL SITE PURSUANT TO TITLE THIRTEEN OF ARTICLE TWENTY-SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER, OR FOR A VIOLATION OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04320-03-1
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