|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2014||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S302
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S302 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S302 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to the definition and purchase of tropical hardwoods PURPOSE: To require that tropical hardwoods or tropical hardwood products that the state purchases are from sustainably managed forests. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends section 165 of the state Finance Law to prohibit the state (and any governmental agency or political subdivision or public benefit corporation of the state) from purchasing tropical hardwood except if they are certified as sustainably forested by a forest certifier. Current law prohibits the state from purchasing tropical hardwoods or tropical hardwood products. However, the state may purchase this type of wood if it is purchased from a sustained managed forest. There is no definition of sustained managed forest in law. This bill defines sustained managed forest and sets forth guidelines that forest certifiers must abide by. In addition the wood must be certified by a chain or custody certifier in order to verify where the wood originated. The Governor shall develop a list of eligible forest
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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