senate Bill S302

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to definition of tropical hardwoods for purposes of state purchasing restrictions

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.412
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.301
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

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Apr 29, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S302
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 16, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S302
31
0
committee
31
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S302 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2101
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3308, A6222
2009-2010: S999, A478

S302 - Summary

Includes additional definitions for procedures relating to state purchasing of tropical hardwoods; requires state to maximize the use of environmentally preferable building materials; requires use of information provided by forest certifiers; requires the governor to develop a list of eligible forest certifiers and chain of custody certifiers.

S302 - Sponsor Memo

S302 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   302

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the definition and
  purchase of tropical hardwoods

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 165 of the state finance law is
amended by adding six new paragraphs f, g, h, i, j  and  k  to  read  as
follows:
  F.  "SUSTAINED  MANAGED FOREST" MEANS A FOREST THAT HAS BEEN CERTIFIED
BY A FOREST CERTIFIER.
  G. "FOREST CERTIFIER" MEANS AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD  PARTY  ORGANIZATION
THAT  CONDUCTS  COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
  H. "CHAIN OF  CUSTODY"  MEANS  A  PROCESS  THAT  PROVIDES  DOCUMENTARY
EVIDENCE VERIFYING THAT A GIVEN WOOD PRODUCT IS DERIVED FROM A CERTIFIED
FOREST OF ORIGIN.
  I.  "CHAIN  OF  CUSTODY  CERTIFIER"  MEANS  AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY
ORGANIZATION THAT CERTIFIES CHAIN OF CUSTODY.
  J. "ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE BUILDING MATERIAL" MEANS ONE OR MORE OF
THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) RECLAIMED WOOD PRODUCTS;
  (II) BIOBASED MATERIAL; OR
  (III) RECYCLED PLASTIC AND OTHER RECYCLED MATERIALS.
  K. "THIRD PARTY" MEANS AN ENTITY WHICH DOES NOT HAVE AN EQUITY  INTER-
EST  IN  THE  LAND OR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FORESTS BEING EVALUATED, AND
INDEPENDENT FROM ANY TIMBER TRADE ASSOCIATION.
  S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 165 of the state  finance
law,  as  added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
follows:

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

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