senate Bill S205A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to global warming pollution control

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2016 reported and committed to energy and telecommunications
Mar 07, 2016 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 17, 2015 print number 205a
Apr 17, 2015 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 07, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 3, 2016 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S205A
6
5
committee
6
Aye
5
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 3, 2016

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S205 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6072
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7572
2011-2012: A5346
2013-2014: S7457, A6327
2017-2018: S35, S1413

S205 - Summary

Relates to global warming pollution control; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S205 - Sponsor Memo

S205 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   205

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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
  global warming pollution control

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  Global  warming and the resulting
extreme weather events pose a serious threat to the economic well-being,
public health, natural resources and environment of New York.
  Extreme weather events have become increasingly  common,  with  Super-
storm  Sandy,  and  hurricanes  Lee  and Irene providing the most recent
examples.  The potential adverse impacts of global warming  include  the
exacerbation  of  air  quality  problems, a reduction in the quality and
supply of fresh water to the state, a rise in sea  levels  resulting  in
the  displacement  of  coastal businesses, residents and infrastructure,
damage to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, and an increase
in the incidences  of  infectious  diseases,  asthma,  and  other  human
health-related  problems.   Global warming will have detrimental effects
on some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture,  fores-
try, tourism, skiing, and recreational and commercial fishing.
  The  Intergovernmental  Panel  on  Climate  Change, which received the
Nobel Peace Prize, determined that burning coal, oil and gas has led  to
higher  temperatures  that are already impacting physical and biological
systems.  The panel also projected temperatures would rise more  rapidly
if  greenhouse  gases  are not abated. The panel concluded that reducing
emissions 80  percent  below  current  emissions  by  mid-century  would
prevent the worst impacts of global warming.
  Action  taken  by  New  York  and  other states to reduce emissions of
greenhouse gases will  have  far-reaching  effects  by  encouraging  the
federal government, and other countries to act including encouraging the

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

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S205A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6072
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7572
2011-2012: A5346
2013-2014: S7457, A6327
2017-2018: S35, S1413

S205A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to global warming pollution control; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S205A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S205A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 205--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  global warming pollution control

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  Global  warming  and  the  resulting
extreme weather events pose a serious threat to the economic well-being,
public health, natural resources and environment of New York.
  Extreme  weather  events  have become increasingly common, with Super-
storm Sandy, and hurricanes Lee and  Irene  providing  the  most  recent
examples.    The potential adverse impacts of global warming include the
exacerbation of air quality problems, a reduction  in  the  quality  and
supply  of  fresh  water to the state, a rise in sea levels resulting in
the displacement of coastal businesses,  residents  and  infrastructure,
damage to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, and an increase
in  the  incidences  of  infectious  diseases,  asthma,  and other human
health-related problems.  Global warming will have  detrimental  effects
on  some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture, fores-
try, tourism, skiing, and recreational and commercial fishing.
  The Intergovernmental Panel on  Climate  Change,  which  received  the
Nobel  Peace Prize, determined that burning coal, oil and gas has led to
higher temperatures that are already impacting physical  and  biological
systems.   The panel also projected temperatures would rise more rapidly
if greenhouse gases are not abated. The panel  concluded  that  reducing
emissions  80  percent  below  current  emissions  by  mid-century would
prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01941-03-5

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