senate Bill S7645

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the climate and community investment act

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 02, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

S7645 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1313, Art 74 §§74-0101 - 74-0103, En Con L; add Art 8-B §228, Art 25-D §§863 - 863-g, Lab L; add Art 8 Title 9-B §§1901 - 1922, Pub Auth L; add Art 42 §§3039 - 3047, Art 43 §§3050 - 3058, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3616
2021-2022: S4264

S7645 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the climate and community investment act; establishes the climate justice working group; establishes the worker and community assurance program; establishes the community just transition program (view more) establishes the climate jobs and infrastructure program; imposes a fee on carbon based fuel sold, used or brought into the state by an applicable entity; establishes trust funds; establishes a rebate program.

S7645 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7645 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2018

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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, the labor  law,  the
  public  authorities  law  and the tax law, in relation to enacting the
  climate and community investment act


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "climate and community investment act".
  § 2. Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature 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.
  2. The adverse impacts of climate  change  are  having  a  detrimental
effect  on some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture,
commercial shipping, forestry, tourism, and recreational and  commercial
fishing.  These  impacts  also  place  additional strain on the physical
infrastructure that delivers critical services to the  citizens  of  New

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


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