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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S193
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S193 - Details
S193 - Summary
Declares a policy of equal treatment of people of all races, cultures, religions, incomes, education levels and sexual preference in the development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
S193 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S193 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to declaring a policy of equal treatment in development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies PURPOSE: This bill will ensure that the environmental philosophy and policy which guides the State of New York provides environmental justice for all people regardless of their political or economic strength. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the declaration of policy statement in the general provisions of the environmental conservation law to ensure that people of all races, cultures, religions, incomes, education levels and sexual preferences are treated equally with respect to our State's environmental laws; and that no population is forced to be disproportionately exposed to pollution or be deprived of locally accessible open space. The declaration of policy is further amended to remove an unintended gender bias in subdivision 3 of section 1-0101 of the environmental conservation law. EXISTING LAW: Existing law does not explicitly provide for environmental justice
S193 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 193 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 declaring a policy of equal treatment in development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1-0101 of the environmental conservation law is designated paragraph a and a new paragraph b is added to read as follows: B. IT IS FURTHER THE POLICY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT PEOPLE OF ALL RACES, CULTURES, RELIGIONS, INCOMES, EDUCATION LEVELS AND SEXUAL PREFERENCE BE TREATED EQUALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES. IT IS A BASIC RIGHT OF ALL NEW YORKERS TO LIVE AND WORK IN SAFE, HEALTHFUL, PRODUCTIVE AND AESTHETICALLY AND CULTURALLY PLEASING SURROUNDINGS. THIS POLICY IS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF FUNDAMENTAL FAIRNESS, WHICH IMPLIES THAT NO POPULATION SHOULD BE FORCED TO BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF EXPOSURE TO THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF POLLUTION OR BE DEPRIVED OF LOCALLY ACCESSIBLE OPEN SPACE DUE TO LACK OF POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC STRENGTH. S 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 1-0101 of the environmental conservation law is amended to read as follows: It shall further be the policy of the state to foster, promote, create and maintain conditions under which [man] PEOPLE and nature can thrive in harmony with each other, and achieve social, economic and technolog- ical progress for present and future generations by: S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00244-01-3
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