senate Bill S675

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows a person to institute an action for a violation of the provisions of the environmental quality review even if the injury does not affect the public at large

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

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S675 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7155
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-0119, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4618, A3279
2009-2010: S1635, A3423, A9480

S675 - Summary

Prevents individuals from being denied standing in private actions alleging violations of the environmental quality review provisions of the environmental conservation law solely on the basis that the injury alleged by such individual does not differ in kind or degree from the injury that would be suffered by the public at large.

S675 - Sponsor Memo

S675 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   675

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  enacting the environmental access to justice act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "environ-
mental access to justice act".
  S  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 8-0119 to read as follows:
S 8-0119. STANDING.
  IF A PERSON INSTITUTES A PROCEEDING UNDER ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE
CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES ALLEGING VIOLATIONS OF THIS  ARTICLE,  SUCH
PERSON SHALL NOT BE DENIED STANDING SOLELY ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE INJU-
RY  ALLEGED  BY  SUCH  PERSON DOES NOT DIFFER IN KIND OR DEGREE FROM THE
INJURY THAT WOULD BE SUFFERED BY THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03424-01-3

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