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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1115
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1115 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1115 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group; provides that the function of the group is to ensure that no group of people, including a racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group, bears a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies; provides that advisory group to adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable to state agencies, monitor agencies on compliance with such policies; specifies responsibilities of state agencies… (view more) establishes an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.
S1115 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1115 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a permanent environmental justice advisory group and an environmental justice interagency coordinating council PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would establish a Permanent Environmental Justice Advisory Group within the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and an Environmental Justice Interagency Coordinating Council, and would require state agencies to adopt and abide by effective environmental justice policies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Bill § adds a new Article 48 to the Environmental Conservation Law entitled "Environmental Justice": § 48-0101 sets forth a declaration of policy regarding environmental justice, affirming that all New Yorkers, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or income, have a right to fair treatment and meaningful involvement in the development, implementation and enforcement of laws, regulations and policies that affect the quality of the environment.
S1115 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1115 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, PERKINS -- 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 establishing a permanent environmental justice advisory group and an environmental justice interagency coordinating council THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new article 48 to read as follows: ARTICLE 48 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SECTION 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY. 48-0103. DEFINITIONS. 48-0105. PERMANENT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY GROUP. 48-0107. POWERS AND DUTIES. 48-0109. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES. 48-0111. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL. 48-0113. SEPARABILITY. S 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY. 1. IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT ALL PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR INCOME, HAVE A RIGHT TO FAIR TREATMENT AND MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT. 2. IT SHALL FURTHER BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE THAT NO GROUP OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING A RACIAL, ETHNIC OR SOCIOECONOMIC GROUP, SHOULD BE DISPROPORTIONATELY EXPOSED TO POLLUTION OR BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM INDUSTRIAL, MUNICIPAL OR COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, OR THE EXECUTION OF FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL PROGRAMS AND POLICIES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01742-01-1
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