Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to environmental conservation
|Jan 07, 2015||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S883
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S883 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§23-0501 & 23-0305, add §17-0513, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S673, A1685
2017-2018: S1535, A3243
2019-2020: S6683, A3184
2015-S883 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S883 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing and the disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in a hydraulic fracturing process PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing in the process of drilling for natural gas and/or oil and to prohibit the disposal and/or processing of hydrofracking fluids and drill cuttings. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conservation law by adding a new subparagraph 4 which defines "Hydraulic Fracturing" to mean "fracturing of rock by man-made fluid-driven fracturing techniques for the purpose of stimulating natural gas or oil well production". Section 2 of the bill amends section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law by adding a new subdivision 15 to prohibit the Department of Environmental Conservation from issuing any permit for the drilling or operation of any well proposing to use hydraulic fracturing or hydraulic fracturing fluids for the extraction of gas and/or oil.
2015-S883 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 883 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- 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 prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing and the disposal and/or processing of any fluid which was used in a hydraulic fracturing proc- ess THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4 to read as follows: (4) "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" MEANS FRACTURING OF ROCK BY MAN-MADE FLUID-DRIVEN FRACTURING TECHNIQUES FOR THE PURPOSE OF STIMULATING NATURAL GAS OR OIL WELL PRODUCTION. ANY FLUID USED IN SUCH A FRACTURING TECHNIQUE SHALL BE DEEMED A "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUID", INCLUDING WATER OR LIQUID PROPANE GAS. S 2. Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows: 15. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING OR OPERA- TION OF ANY WELL PROPOSING TO USE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUIDS, AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED BY SUBPARAGRAPH FOUR OF PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 23-0501 OF THIS ARTICLE, FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL. S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 23-0501 of the environmental conserva- tion law is renumbered subdivision 4 and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00454-01-5 S. 883 2
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