assembly Bill A7218B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 07, 2012 print number 7218b
May 07, 2012 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Dec 14, 2011 print number 7218a
Dec 14, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 19, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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A7218 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4220
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1685, S673
2015-2016: A4726, S883
2017-2018: A3243, S1535
2019-2020: A3184, S6683
2021-2022: A4027

A7218 - 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.

A7218 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7218

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. COLTON -- read once and referred 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

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A7218A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4220
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1685, S673
2015-2016: A4726, S883
2017-2018: A3243, S1535
2019-2020: A3184, S6683
2021-2022: A4027

A7218A - 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.

A7218A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7218--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. COLTON, P. RIVERA, M. MILLER, JAFFEE, JACOBS,
  STEVENSON, SCARBOROUGH, WEISENBERG, KELLNER, MILLMAN, ABINANTI,  CRES-
  PO,  ROSENTHAL,  DINOWITZ, WEINSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  BRENNAN, CYMBROWITZ, GIBSON, GLICK, LATIMER -- read once and  referred
  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.
                                                           LBD10073-07-2

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A7218B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4220
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1685, S673
2015-2016: A4726, S883
2017-2018: A3243, S1535
2019-2020: A3184, S6683
2021-2022: A4027

A7218B (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.

A7218B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7218--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. COLTON, P. RIVERA, M. MILLER, JAFFEE, JACOBS,
  STEVENSON, SCARBOROUGH, WEISENBERG, KELLNER, MILLMAN, ABINANTI,  CRES-
  PO,  ROSENTHAL,  DINOWITZ, WEINSTEIN, MAISEL, PAULIN, WEPRIN, SCHIMEL,
  RAMOS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN,  CYMBROWITZ,  GIBSON,
  GLICK,  LATIMER,  THIELE -- read once and referred 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  accord-
  ance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10073-09-2