senate Bill S193

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Declares a policy of equal treatment in development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S193 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1-0101, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2390
2009-2010: S4407

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

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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