senate Bill S1535

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 10, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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S1535 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3243
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
2015-2016: S883, A4726
2019-2020: S6683, A3184
2021-2022: A4027

S1535 (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.

S1535 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1535 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1535

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, DILAN, HOYLMAN, KLEIN,
  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  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.
  §  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.
  §  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:
  3. 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 FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GAS AND/OR OIL.

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

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