assembly Bill A11214

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Certifies the construction or operation of certain facilities depending on environmental and public health concerns

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 reported referred to rules
Jun 18, 2018 reference changed to ways and means
Jun 15, 2018 referred to energy


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A11214 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5029, S175, S2270

A11214 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the "Finger Lakes community act of 2018"; prohibits the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities in the Finger Lakes region.

A11214 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 15, 2018

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Cusick) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Energy

AN ACT in relation to creating the "Finger Lakes community act of 2018"


  Section 1. Legislative intent. It is the intent of this Legislature to
protect  the  Finger Lakes region from the adverse effects of the siting
of newly constructed incineration facilities, including but not  limited
to:  air  and  ash pollution, the additional traffic on the public roads
and damage to local tourism, winery and agriculture industries  as  well
as the lakes and farmland throughout the area. In an area where three of
the  largest landfills in New York State are located, over three million
tons of trash per year are imported into the Finger Lakes and the  cumu-
lative  impact of adding more imported waste for incineration would have
an extremely negative effect on the public  health  and  safety  of  the
community,  the  local businesses and the lakes. The Finger Lakes region
is a thriving agriculture-tourism region in  the  state  serving  as  an
economic  engine  with  over  one  billion  dollars  ($1,000,000,000) of
investment in the region and has created over 25,000 jobs.
  The Legislature hereby determines that the public interest requires  a
prohibition  on  the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities
in the Finger Lakes region.
  § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the
"Finger Lakes community preservation act of 2018".
  §  3.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following terms
shall have the following meanings:
  a. "Incineration facility" shall mean a facility which generates elec-
tricity from the combustion, gasification or pyrolysis of solid waste or
from fuel from solid waste, provided that such term  shall  not  include
any  facility constructed or in operation prior to the effective date of
this act.
  b. "Solid waste management facility" has the  meaning  set  forth  for
such  term  in  subdivision  2  of  section 27-0701 of the environmental
conservation law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets