senate Bill S875A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to infrastructure and capital investment
Dec 18, 2013 print number 875a
amend and recommit to infrastructure and capital investment
Feb 01, 2013 committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

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S875 - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160 & 161, add §164-a, St Fin L; amd §261, Ec Dev L; amd §3-0311, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2663A
2009-2010: A7038A

S875 - Summary

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act".

S875 - Sponsor Memo

S875 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   875

                       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, the economic development law  and
  the  environmental conservation law, in relation to the state procure-
  ment process and to healthy and green procurement

  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 "New York
state healthy and green procurement act".
  S 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
finds and declares that:
  (a)  As  New York moves into the twenty-first century the state should
serve as a role model for practices that  will  create  and  maintain  a
healthy  environment  and  vibrant  economy.  The  manufacture,  use and
disposal of commodities and technologies, the construction of  buildings
and the provision of services utilizing toxic chemicals may have adverse
impacts  on  public health and the environment. Persistent, bioaccumula-
tive toxic chemicals, such as mercury, lead, dioxin and poly  brominated
diphenyl  ethers,  are toxic in small amounts, remain in the environment
for long periods of time, and build to dangerous levels in humans,  fish
and  other  animals;  and  this  group of pollutants known as persistent
bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBT) pose risks to  public  health  and
the environment through their ability to cause cancer, birth defects and
endocrine  disruption.  Such  chemicals  have polluted hundreds of water
bodies, fish and waterfowl in the state. These  adverse  impacts  impose
costs  on  the  state and, ultimately, society as a whole in the form of
injury, disease and death; health care expenses; disposal, liability and
cleanup costs; the waste of resources and raw materials; and an impaired
natural environment.  PBT and cancer-causing chemicals may be found in a
wide range of consumer products purchased by state  agencies,  including

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

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S875A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160 & 161, add §164-a, St Fin L; amd §261, Ec Dev L; amd §3-0311, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2663A
2009-2010: A7038A

S875A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act".

S875A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S875A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 875--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO,  AVELLA, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER,
  LATIMER, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed
  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged
  and said bill committed to the Committee on Infrastructure and Capital
  Investment -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, the economic development law  and
  the  environmental conservation law, in relation to the state procure-
  ment process and to healthy and green procurement

  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 "New York
state healthy and green procurement act".
  S 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
finds and declares that:
  (a)  As  New York moves into the twenty-first century the state should
serve as a role model for practices that  will  create  and  maintain  a
healthy  environment  and  vibrant  economy.  The  manufacture,  use and
disposal of commodities and technologies, the construction of  buildings
and the provision of services utilizing toxic chemicals may have adverse
impacts  on  public health and the environment. Persistent, bioaccumula-
tive toxic chemicals, such as mercury, lead, dioxin and poly  brominated
diphenyl  ethers,  are toxic in small amounts, remain in the environment
for long periods of time, and build to dangerous levels in humans,  fish
and  other  animals;  and  this  group of pollutants known as persistent
bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBT) pose risks to  public  health  and
the environment through their ability to cause cancer, birth defects and
endocrine  disruption.  Such  chemicals  have polluted hundreds of water
bodies, fish and waterfowl in the state. These  adverse  impacts  impose
costs  on  the  state and, ultimately, society as a whole in the form of

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

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