|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S735
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S735 - Details
S735 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S735 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to global warming pollution control PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to require the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to promulgate rules and regulations establishing limits on greenhouse gas emissions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would: * define greenhouse gas to include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydro fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluroide, and any other gas determined by the DEC to be a significant contributor to global warming; * authorize the DEC to promulgate rules and regulations, by May 1, 2014, requiring annual greenhouse gas emission reporting from greenhouse gas emission sources;
S735 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 735 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, KRUEGER, PARK- ER, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 global warming pollution control THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. Global warming poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources and envi- ronment of New York. The potential adverse impacts of global warming include the exacerbation of air quality problems, a reduction in the quality and supply of water to the state, a rise in sea levels resulting in the displacement of coastal businesses, residents and infrastructure, damage to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, and an increase in the incidences of infectious diseases, asthma, and other human health-related problems. Global warming will have detrimental effects on some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture, tour- ism, skiing, recreational and commercial fishing and forestry. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, determined that burning coal, oil and gas has led to higher temperatures that are already impacting physical and biological systems. The panel also projected temperatures would rise more rapidly if green- house gases are not abated. The panel concluded that reducing emissions 80 percent below current emissions by mid-century would prevent the worst impacts of global warming. National and international actions are necessary to fully address the issue of global warming. Action taken by New York and other states to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases will have far-reaching effects by encouraging the federal government, and other countries to act including EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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