senate Bill S1629A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Oct 07, 2013 print number 1629a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S1629 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3569
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 §§48-0101 - 48-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1115, A947
2009-2010: S6316, A8490A

S1629 - 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; empowers that advisory group to adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable to state agencies, and to monitor agencies on compliance with such policies; specifies responsibilities of state agencies (view more) establishes an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.

S1629 - Sponsor Memo

S1629 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1629

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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.

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S1629A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3569
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 §§48-0101 - 48-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1115, A947
2009-2010: S6316, A8490A

S1629A (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; empowers that advisory group to adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable to state agencies, and to monitor agencies on compliance with such policies; specifies responsibilities of state agencies (view more) establishes an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.

S1629A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1629A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1629--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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
  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 THIS STATE THAT ALL
PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR  INCOME,
HAVE  A RIGHT TO FAIR TREATMENT AND MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVEL-
OPMENT, 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,

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

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