|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|May 28, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 21, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 20, 2014||1st report cal.806|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 07, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3596
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3596 - Details
S3596 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3596 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to notification of the release of hazardous substances PURPOSE: Provides that the failure to report a release of hazardous substances is a class A misdemeanor. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the environmental conservation law by adding a new section 71-3704 which would make it a violation of law for any person to fail to notify the DEC, within 2 hours, of any release of a reportable quantity of a hazardous substance. This section also estab- lishes that an initial violation of this section constitutes a class A misdemeanor, and each subsequent violation would constitute a class E felony, Section 2 of the bill establishes the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: In order to establish a criminal violation of the Envi- ronmental Conservation Law, it is often necessary to prove the amount of hazardous substances released into the environment. Unfortunately, by the time the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) discovers that such a release occurred, it is difficult- if not impossible - to determine the specific amount of hazardous substance released.
S3596 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3596 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 7, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 notification of the release of hazardous substances 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 section 71-3704 to read as follows: S 71-3704. FAILURE TO REPORT RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF, OR WHO FAILS TO PERFORM ANY DUTY IMPOSED BY SECTION 37-0107 OF THIS CHAPTER, AND WHO FAILS WITHIN TWO HOURS TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF A RELEASE OF A REPORTABLE QUANTITY OF A SUBSTANCE HAZARDOUS OR ACUTELY HAZARDOUS TO PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR THE ENVIRONMENT SHALL BE GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REPORT RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. FAILURE TO REPORT RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SHALL BE A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF A DEFENDANT HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, SUCH SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION SHALL BE A CLASS E FELONY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02318-01-3
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