assembly Bill A3063

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
May 04, 2016 delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.139
returned to assembly
died in senate
Apr 22, 2015 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 27, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.137
Mar 26, 2015 reported
Mar 17, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 22, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

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A3063 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1525
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 ยงยง48-0101 - 48-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8490, S6316
2011-2012: A947, S1115
2013-2014: A3569, S1629
2017-2018: A2234, S3110
2019-2020: A1564, S2385

A3063 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group; provides that the function of the group is to ensure that no group of people, including a racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group, bears a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies; empowers that advisory group to adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable to state agencies, and to monitor agencies on compliance with such policies; specifies responsibilities of state agencies (view more) establishes an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.

A3063 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3063

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, TITUS,
  PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SKARTADOS  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  establishing a permanent environmental justice advisory group  and  an
  environmental justice interagency coordinating council

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new article 48 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 48
                          ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
SECTION 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
        48-0103. DEFINITIONS.
        48-0105. PERMANENT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY GROUP.
        48-0107. POWERS AND DUTIES.
        48-0109. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES.
        48-0111. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.
        48-0113. SEPARABILITY.
S 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
  1.  IT  IS  HEREBY  DECLARED  TO  BE THE POLICY OF THIS STATE THAT ALL
PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR  INCOME,
HAVE  A RIGHT TO FAIR TREATMENT AND MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVEL-
OPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
  2. IT SHALL FURTHER BE THE POLICY  OF  THE  STATE  THAT  NO  GROUP  OF
PEOPLE,  INCLUDING  A  RACIAL,  ETHNIC OR SOCIOECONOMIC GROUP, SHOULD BE
DISPROPORTIONATELY EXPOSED TO POLLUTION OR BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE
OF THE NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES  RESULTING  FROM  INDUSTRIAL,
MUNICIPAL  OR COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, OR THE EXECUTION OF FEDERAL, STATE,
LOCAL OR TRIBAL PROGRAMS AND POLICIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01356-01-5