senate Bill S8005

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York State climate and community protection act

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2016 referred to environmental conservation


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S8005 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 75 §§75-0101 - 75-0115, amd §54-1523, En Con L; add §66-o, Pub Serv L; amd §1005, ren §§1020-ii, 1020-jj & 1020-kk to be 1020-jj, 1020-kk & 1020-ll, add §1020-ii, Pub Auth L; add Art 8-B §228, Lab L; add §§17-a & 17-b, Chap 355 of 2014
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6617, A8270
2019-2020: A3876

S8005 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York State climate and community protection act; relates to climate change; renewable energy program; labor and job standards and worker protection.

S8005 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8005 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2016

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAVINO, AVELLA, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the  public  service
  law,  the public authorities law, the labor law and the community risk
  and resiliency act, in relation to establishing  the  New  York  state
  climate and community protection act


  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by enacts the "New York state climate and community protection act"  and
finds and declares that:
  1.  Climate  change is adversely affecting economic well-being, public
health, natural resources, and the environment of New York. The  adverse
impacts of climate change include:
  a.  an  increase  in  the  severity  and  frequency of extreme weather
events, such as storms, flooding, and heat waves, which can cause direct
injury or death, property damage, and ecological damage  (e.g.,  through
the release of hazardous substances into the environment);
  b.  rising  sea  levels, which exacerbate damage from storm surges and
flooding, contribute to coastal erosion  and  saltwater  intrusion,  and
inundate  low-lying  areas,  leading to the displacement of or damage to
coastal habitat, property, and infrastructure;
  c. a decline in freshwater and saltwater fish populations;
  d. increased average temperatures, which increase the demand  for  air
conditioning and refrigeration among residents and businesses;
  e. exacerbation of air pollution; and
  f.  an  increase  in  the  incidences  of  infectious diseases, asthma
attacks, heart  attacks,  and  other  negative  health  outcomes.  These
impacts  are  having  a detrimental effect on some of New York's largest
industries, including agriculture, commercial shipping, forestry,  tour-
ism,  and  recreational and commercial fishing. These impacts also place
additional strain on the physical infrastructure that delivers  critical

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


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