senate Bill S4236B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 print number 4236b
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 25, 2013 print number 4236a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 15, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Bill Amendments

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S4236 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S4236 - Summary

Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas.

S4236 - Sponsor Memo

S4236 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4236

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells  for
  natural  gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the repeal
  of such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. There is hereby established a suspension of the issuance of
permits  for  the  drilling  of a well for natural gas extraction in low
permeability natural gas pools such as the  Marcellus  and  Utica  shale
formations.
  The  purpose  of  such suspension shall be to afford the state and its
residents the opportunity to continue the review  and  analysis  of  any
potential  effects  on  water  and air quality, environmental safety and
public health.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed May 15, 2014.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09142-01-3

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S4236A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S4236A - Summary

Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas.

S4236A - Sponsor Memo

S4236A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4236--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells for
  natural gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the  repeal
  of such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. There is hereby established a suspension of the issuance of
permits for the drilling of a well for natural  gas  extraction  in  low
permeability  natural  gas  pools  such as the Marcellus and Utica shale
formations.
  S 2. 1. A school of public health within the state university  of  New
York  shall conduct a comprehensive health impact assessment following a
model recommended by the centers for disease control and  prevention  to
examine  potential  public  health  impacts  that could be caused by the
extraction of natural gas  using  horizontal  drilling  and  high-volume
hydraulic  fracturing.  For  the  purposes  of  this  act, health impact
assessment shall mean a combination of procedures, methods, and tools by
which a policy, program, or project may be judged as  to  its  potential
effects  on  the  health  of a population, and the distribution of those
effects within the population.
  2. Prior to the commencement of such assessment, the school of  public
health  conducting such assessment shall prepare a scoping document that
will establish the parameters of the health impact assessment. The scop-
ing document shall include the analyses contained in this act,  as  well
as any other potential analyses to be conducted, and shall be subject to
public review, comment and revision.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09142-03-3

S. 4236--A                          2

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S4236B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S4236B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Suspends the issuance of permits for drilling wells for natural gas extraction in certain areas.

S4236B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4236B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4236--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAIL-
  LAT, GIANARIS, GIPSON, HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KRUEGER,  LATIMER,
  MARTINS,  MONTGOMERY, O'BRIEN, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAVI-
  NO, SERRANO, SQUADRON,  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS,  TKACZYK  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental  Conservation  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT suspending the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells for
  natural gas extraction in certain areas; and providing for the  repeal
  of such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. No horizontal natural gas or oil  drilling  or  high-volume
hydraulic fracturing shall be conducted in the state, and the department
of environmental conservation shall issue no permits for the drilling of
a  well  for extraction of oil or natural gas that would involve the use
of horizontal drilling or high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed 36 months after such effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09142-07-4

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