senate Bill S883

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 07, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

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S883 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4726
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:
2011-2012: S4220, A7218
2013-2014: S673, A1685
2017-2018: S1535, A3243
2019-2020: S6683, A3184
2021-2022: A4027

S883 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas; prohibits acceptance, disposal and/or processing of any fluid used in a hydraulic fracturing process.

S883 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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