senate Bill S6617A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state climate and community protection act

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2018 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 19, 2017 print number 6617a
Jun 19, 2017 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 07, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

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S6617 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
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 & 1020-s, 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 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8005

S6617 (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.

S6617 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6617

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  SAVINO,  ALCANTARA,  CARLUCCI, HAMILTON,
  PERALTA, KLEIN, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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

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

  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-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6617A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
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 & 1020-s, 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 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8005

S6617A (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.

S6617A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6617A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6617--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  SAVINO,  ALCANTARA,  CARLUCCI, HAMILTON,
  PERALTA, ADDABBO, BOYLE, KLEIN, VALESKY  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

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

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

  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

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

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